NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:55:35 GMT <![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/table-toppers Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 2, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/learntorow-2 Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 2, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity Date: May 3, 2017

We need your help! NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust are conducting a public use study of Fort Tryon Park to help inform management of the park and its resources. We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires throughout the day on Wednesday, May 3 and Sunday, May 7.

This study will enable us to:

  • Learn how many people the park serves
  • Secure data to inform decisions about park maintenance and capital improvements
  • Identify ways to ensure the park best serves the community

This is a unique opportunity to give back to Fort Tryon Park and learn about the park’s impact! To make the study successful, we need volunteers to collect data throughout the park in 2.5-hour shifts. All volunteers will receive a special thank you gift for their participation.

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

All volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Have questions? Email Jocelyn.Lee@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dc052071854.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 3, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

Bring a water bottle, and wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/le-petit-art Date: May 3, 2017

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

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 3, 2017

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, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 3, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/special-express-arts Date: May 3, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression. Day groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 3, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/book-worms Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art: Paper Roll Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/recycle-to-art Date: May 3, 2017

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Make a cute butterfly out of ordinary paper rolls. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/art-in-action Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/mighty-milers Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/table-toppers Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes Date: May 3, 2017

Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.

Pleas RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Rockaway Student Farm

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions for Shakespeare's 'As You Like It']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 3, 2017

Audition to join The Public Theater's performance of As You Like It, a musical production of Shakespeare's comedy.

As You Like it will be performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park September 2 - 5, 2016.

Please note: In order to participate, you must attend all the rehearsals taking place in July and August. For the full schedule please contact Ms. Vivian Jett at (718) 345-2706

Presented by The Public Theater and communities across NYC.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345 2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe2a95ce4a8.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/learntorow-2 Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 3, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 3, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup Date: May 4, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Woodland Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors Date: May 4, 2017

Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and shady areas using watercolor and related media to capture dappled light and luminous colors, with artist Wennie Huang. Materials not included; hardware, such as easels and brushes, will be provided. This six-session workshop continues May 11, 18, and 25, and June 1 and 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e508d9c2299.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: May 4, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 4, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 4, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/special-express-arts-2 Date: May 4, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery Date: May 4, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: May 4, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing!

Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required; registration opens one month prior to the event. Participants must be 16 years old or older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16630645d9.JPG Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts Date: May 4, 2017

Create a cute, fun 3D apple out of paper. This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
April: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple
May: Make 3D gift for Mom
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp Date: May 4, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam Date: May 4, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours Date: May 4, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north Date: May 4, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74267354656600000, -73.85000169277200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 5, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts Date: May 5, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bryant-park-fencing-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bryant-park-fencing-class Date: May 5, 2017

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be 16 or older to participate.

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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 5, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/book-worms Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: May 5, 2017

This fun painting activity uses pom poms to create a beautiful Easter egg on paper. This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old?

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
April: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 5, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/art-in-action Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/basketball-training-camp Date: May 5, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/table-toppers Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: May 5, 2017

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

In Finding Dory, amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.54041126733600000, -74.14245438575800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f12cef1a08e.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks Date: May 6, 2017

Bird Walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 6, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP:

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk Date: May 6, 2017

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early-morning walk to spot the amazing diversity of birds in the gardens and woodlands, as well as in the skies above, before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Free, but advance registration is required, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 ext. 251.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509385b6ef.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 6, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Piers Marsh Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Come restore Bush Terminal Piers Park with the Stewardship Team! We will be planting native marsh plants along the shore and cleaning up debris in this scenic coastal wetland. Come dressed in long pants, clothes that can dirty, and durable boots or sneakers. Please bring your own water bottle!

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bush Terminal Park

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65444807667800000, -74.01672906878700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers, such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Conference House Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49907697804100000, -74.24353218078600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e452392ff.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep Date: May 6, 2017

The 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep will be coming to the Bronx River and lead teams of people to pick up trash all along the Bronx River and assessing what they find. If you would like to be a part of this event, the Riverkeeper Sweep is looking for people to fill out the numbes of sites lead by others or you can be a leader and be the point of contact at a specific location.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park,Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3adee54fa.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 6, 2017

Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art.

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

Family — children ages 12 and younger with guardians
Student — junior high school, high school, college
Open — all other participants and winners will receive prizes

Rain or Shine

Please note: all art becomes property of NYC Parks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f686755fcb6.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 6, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Climate Kites Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade Date: May 6, 2017

Due to the fragile nature of some of our trees, we don’t fly kites at Wave Hill, but we will parade them! Join visiting artist Andrea Lomanto to design a simple paper kite to display your environmental dream for caring for the earth. Carry your kite message in a spring parade or take it home to watch it fly.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5098162297.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Plant sale and SI Orchid Society Show and Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale Date: May 6, 2017

Your garden will be the envy of the block with hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars on sale.

The Heritage Farm will offer seedlings from our heated poly-house ready to transplant in your home garden. Farm seedlings include various herbs, broccoli, chard, eggplant, kale, tomatoes, peppers, and more, all grown without the use of chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Snug Harbor’s Horticulture Department will give a presentation on unusual annuals for containers.

The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of DSNY Compost (while supplies last).

The Staten Island Orchid Society and Deep Cut Orchid Society will host an orchid competition and offer educational lectures and expert advice.

Join us for this exciting annual event!

Exclusive Snugh Harbor Cultural Center member hours: Friday, May 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e51657ac89a.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health Date: May 6, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join Queens Botanical Garden Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, and compost application, and get planning tips.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb94df9e199.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future Date: May 6, 2017

Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing's First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing's unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70cce9acb7.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[In Alice's Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 6, 2017

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season. Let us know if you plan to help—groups and individuals welcome!

To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5defb1b75.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team Date: May 6, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 6, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4748e981.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Community Health & Wellness Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair Date: May 6, 2017

The 2nd Annual Ocean Breeze Community Health Fair, presented by NYC Parks, will include representation from hospitals and local clinics, insurance programs, mental health organizations as well as other health and wellness companies. This free event aims to provide Staten Islanders with health and wellness information and to showcase local Staten Island resources.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 356-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 6, 2017

Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pick-up to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please fill out the online form or call Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 by May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing Date: May 6, 2017

Ever seen a sheep get its haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual spring celebration with sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon!

Our livestock coordinator will be shearing our flock of four Cotswold ewes and two Romney wethers using a traditional blade shearing technique. Fiber artists will be on hand to exhibit how wool is spun into yarn. Learn about our Community Compost Program and adopt a vermicomposting worm at the ConEdison Ecology booth. T

here will be special farm tours, hayrides, kids' crafts, colonial cooking demos, live music, and delicious local food on the farm all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b7320da5750.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 6, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride Date: May 6, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Each spring Randall’s Island Park Alliance's annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

Activities:

  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Samurai hat making
  • Peek-a-boo photo sculptures by Rica Takashima
  • Crafts, games, and more!

Live Performances:

  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Taiko Aiko Kai Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Junko Fisher Okinawan Dance Company (1:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589102f064a23.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at the Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers. Come and enjoy relay races, animal themed arts and crafts, a free puppet show performed by the City Parks PuppetMobile, and dance to the sounds of live music from Shine and the Moonbeams!


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT