NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:21:41 GMT <![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: March 28, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 28, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/recycletoart Date: March 28, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 28, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe2d836a8.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Carrie Mae Weems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/art-inspired-by-carrie-mae-weems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/art-inspired-by-carrie-mae-weems Date: March 28, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6b8b4e13aa7.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: March 28, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-03-28 2018-03-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 29, 2018

Get Ready! Get Set! Let's Go! The 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older, is right around the corner.

In preparation for the Senior Games, St. John's Recreation Center will be hosting basketball clinics to help you strengthen those sharp basketball skills. The clinic will take place every Tuesday aand Thursday in the center's gym. Come out and work with some of our best instructors to get you ready for the Games of your life!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 29, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 29, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Recreation Centers Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/nyc-parks-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/nyc-parks-open-house Date: March 29, 2018

Visit any Recreation Center in Brooklyn from March 25th - March 31st to enjoy free fitness classes and other activities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground),Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),St. John's Recreation Center,McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B270, B085, B126, B058, B087, B210W Brownsville Playground, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park, John J Carty Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 9:00 am 10:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000; 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 29, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-29 2018-03-29 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 29, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Mental Health First Aid Certification Training (Adult)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/mental-health-first-aid-certification-training-adult http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/mental-health-first-aid-certification-training-adult Date: March 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

This is a two day workshop and runs from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days (Tuesday and Thursday). Registration is required. Copy and paste link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-mental-health-first-aid-certification-workshop-free-tickets-43272711846?ref=estw

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9ee9eb37c3e.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 29, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by Red Hook Recreation Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 29, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 29, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 29, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: March 29, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/special-express-arts Date: March 29, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 29, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 29, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe53c12ae.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 29, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: March 29, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-29 2018-03-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 29, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 29, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: March 29, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Natural Easter Egg Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/evening-cocktail-craft-natural-easter-egg-dyeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/evening-cocktail-craft-natural-easter-egg-dyeing Date: March 29, 2018

Learn about different types of natural food-based dyes and create botanical patterns to dye your own set of Easter eggs. Enjoy a fresh spring cocktail while you craft! Adults 21+ only.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-29 2018-03-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c756ae268b.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Whitney Marchelle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-whitney-marchelle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-whitney-marchelle Date: March 29, 2018

Join us for live jazz with Whitney Marchelle: ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes).

Blujazz recording artist Whitney Marchelle is a seasoned, award-winning vocalist, songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she received the Young Gifted and Black Crystal Award for jazz and blues, and performed alongside Danny Glover at the United Nations. She has worked with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wycliffe Gordon, Clark Terry and Spike Lee. She has toured Dubai, Japan, Singapore, France and all 50 states. Her last CD, Dig Dis, earned rave reviews in Jazztimes and Billboard. These performances will feature ensembles created especially for Women's History Month.

Join us for 12 weeks of live jazz and blues concerts!

Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

3/1 & 3/22 - Vinnie Knight - Masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem, celebrated around the world

3/8 & 3/29 - Whitney Marchelle - Ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes)

3/15 & 4/5 - Paula Hampton - Swinging drummer / bandleader, from one of the great jazz families

Every Thursday mid-day, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

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

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

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

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

Pelham Fritz RSVP to jazzseriespf.eventbrite.com.

Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a0dacec3d6.jpg Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/29/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: March 29, 2018

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 Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-29 2018-03-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 30, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 30, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Recreation Centers Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/nyc-parks-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/nyc-parks-open-house Date: March 30, 2018

Visit any Recreation Center in Brooklyn from March 25th - March 31st to enjoy free fitness classes and other activities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground),Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),St. John's Recreation Center,McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B270, B085, B126, B058, B087, B210W Brownsville Playground, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park, John J Carty Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 9:00 am 10:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000; 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: March 30, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 30, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 30, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 30, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbf6dbedcb.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 30, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: March 30, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 30, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 30, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 30, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 30, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 30, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/kids-express Date: March 30, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: March 30, 2018

“Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey, seeks to remedy historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride.

Makeba’s artistry is heavily influenced by hip-hop culture and Black consciousness. She carefully chooses each photograph of her characters to reflect a demeanor of confidence and power. She then selects an African-themed design that best contextualizes each figure’s attitude, creating an a exchange of multiple layers and emotions. We hope visitors will be inspired, among others, by President Obama resting in his power, Grace Jones posing confidently, Solange’s exhibiting quiet strength, and Langston Hughes looking casually amused. These are meant to be faces of mastery, intrigue, and calm, culminating in a rainbow of Black excellence that resonates with every walk of life.

This exhibit will be on view at the Old Stone House at Washington Park on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by appointment.

About the Artist
Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and performance artists. She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions.

Co- Curated by Monica O. Montgomery, Museum of Impact and Katherine Gressel, Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e2124a46b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 younger than 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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb's 34th Annual GrowTogether Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/greenthumbs-34th-annual-growtogether-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/greenthumbs-34th-annual-growtogether-conference Date: March 31, 2018

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, where we’ll be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities.

Special Keynote Speaker:
We are thrilled to announce that this year's GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington - an advocate for community gardens and food justice, a member of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, a farmer at Rise and Root Farm, and the co-founder of the Black Urban Growers (BUGS).

Featured Panels:

  • Floods, Bugs, and Dog Days: Gardening in the Age of Climate Change
  • Growing Healing Spaces in Community Gardens with Medicinal Plants
  • Garden Legends: Get into the Weeds with the Community Gardeners who helped Shape the Movement
  • Seed Keeping: Storytelling and the Importance of Saving Seeds

More than 50 Workshops On:

  • Cultivating Community Engagement
  • Financial and Political Support
  • Food Justice
  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Making Things with Plants and Herbs
  • Specialized Workshops for Teachers and Garden Educators

Don't miss out on this special day, get your tickets today!
Register for $5 tickets and download the mail in registration form at the links below.
The first 500 people to purchase a ticket in advance will receive a special 40th anniversary gift!

Tickets at the door on the day of the conference will be $10.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.71747760000000000, -74.01229330000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a973c530173c.jpg Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 31, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Oakwood Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-oakwood-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-oakwood-beach Date: March 31, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Oakwood Beach of washed up debris and garbage. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Oakwood Beach (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55000137967100000, -74.11290931701700000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: March 31, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: March 31, 2018

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: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: March 31, 2018

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: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: March 31, 2018

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[POSTPONED: It's My Park at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-cooper-park Date: March 31, 2018

NOTE: this project has been postponed until 4/22/18.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Cooper Park to freshen up at Cooper Park for springtime use. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cooper Park,Comfort Station (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71590042114300000, -73.93730163574200000; 40.71601241092300000, -73.93733382225000000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: March 31, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex staff to clean and beautify Ocean Breeze Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Marine Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/0331-marine-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/0331-marine-park-forest-restoration Date: March 31, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Marine Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect the forests and grasslands and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing cedar stakes on young juniper and pine trees to help them grow straight. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-easter-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring. Refreshments will be served. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611, X280

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a71f042473a0.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: March 31, 2018

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American Robin. Listen to the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax-resists in colors of pastel, speckled eggs.

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7486c8a46b9.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 31, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[WBO Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Our annual Spring Egg Hunt is back! Take part in a variety of activities including carnival games, arts & crafts, potato sack races, Urban Park Rangers, a visit from the Bunny and more for the entire family! An egg hunt will be held.

11:30 a.m. 3 - 6 years old

12:00 p.m. 7 - 10 years old

Councilmember Cohen and the NYC Department of Transportation will be distributing free bike helmets for adults and children. You will be fitted for a helmet and must fill out a form. Guardians must be present to sign forms for children.

There is no pre-registration for the egg hunt or for the bike helmet distribution. Please just show up to take part in all activities.

Please bring a donation of food that is not perishable to be given to local food pantry. Recommendations include canned foods, rice, beans, cereal, peanut butter, pasta etc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6dde99add7b.png Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Influential Women Van Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/womens-history-month-influential-women-van-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/womens-history-month-influential-women-van-tour Date: March 31, 2018

Some made music, some made noise, all made a difference. We celebrate women who broke records, broke ground, and blazed trails. All acted to increase our liberty, safety, and prosperity.

Join us on a van trip to explore women who have played important roles in the city's history.

Please note: Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 21.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/orienteering Date: March 31, 2018

On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass to prepare yourself for hikes, and our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 31, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Barnyard Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/barnyard-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/barnyard-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Bring your baskets to this celebrated event for kids! Egg hunts will be ongoing in the orchard throughout the event and Whiskers the Bunny will be hopping about, ready for photo-ops. Try your luck at egg tossing and egg rolling games; visit our farm animals and take a hayride! Food vendors will be on the farm all day.

Plese note: Advanced tickets are needed to attend this event. Please purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347 3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt1 Date: March 31, 2018

Do the Bunny Hop along with St. James Recreation Center staff as we have a bit of Easter fun. Eggstra-ordinary fun will be had by all, including obstacle courses, arts and crafts and, of course, our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us for a some spring time fun!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[March Madness @ Basketball City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/march-madness-basketball-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/march-madness-basketball-city Date: March 31, 2018

Join Hamilton Fish Recreation Center at Basketball City for a day of Ball-Madness!

  • Basketball Clinics
  • Cops VS Kids
  • Basketball Game
  • Entertainment and Speakers

Clinics are for kids ages 7 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Basketball City

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 40.74017860000000000, -73.97322990000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9996a369148.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Amersfort Easter Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/amersfort-spring-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/amersfort-spring-festival Date: March 31, 2018

Celebrate spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with games, arts and crafts, Easter Egg hunts, and more at this delightful event!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Amersfort Park

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B002 Amersfort Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.62870025634765600, -73.93900299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efb118eab86.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 31, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff Farmhouse Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/easter-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

Join neighbors and friends from East Flatbush Village and the office of Council Member Jumaane Williams for a community Easter Egg Hunt at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Hunt for Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, enjoy refreshments, games music, resources and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7186295400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/coming-to-america Date: March 31, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Series #5: Natural Survival Materials]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/survival-series-5natural-survival-materials http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/survival-series-5natural-survival-materials Date: March 31, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a survival programs is perfect for you.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 31, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[March Madness: Understanding Storms in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/march-madness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/march-madness Date: March 31, 2018

As the seasons change, the weather sometimes intensifies. Explore New York's history with natural disasters and gain a deeper understanding of why we experience certain storms, but not others. Ages 10+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f53d1541d0.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/be-women-of-color-exhibition-closing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/be-women-of-color-exhibition-closing-reception Date: March 31, 2018

Join us for the closing reception of Be: Women of Color, a Women's History Month event.

Be: Women of Color is a collection of acrylic works that depict the women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece. We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a981ce3c1b13.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Harbortown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-harbortown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-harbortown Date: March 31, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

About Harbortown

Award-winning songwriter Bob Wright, a multi-instrumentalist steeped in the American musical roots traditions often referred to as Americana, presents an evening of songs about Staten Island and its harbor environs. Bob sets the stage with vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and songwriting. He is joined by Bill Doerge on double bass, guitar, 12 string guitar, accordion, piano, keyboards, and vocals; Bob Conroy on vocals, banjo, guitar; and Jan Christensen on vocals, and 6 and 12 string guitars. This coterie of musical friends presents an evening of mountain music that meets the sea.

A native of Staten Island, Bob has been playing music since childhood. His songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past..

All performances are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f87db3fc9.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Stargazing Club: The Blue Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/stargazing-club-the-blue-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/stargazing-club-the-blue-moon Date: March 31, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Our stargazing programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: April 1, 2018

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American Robin. Listen to the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax-resists in colors of pastel, speckled eggs.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc033b8367.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: April 1, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 1, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/birding Date: April 1, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience bring binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99727c4b87e.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Long Island City Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/historic-new-york-long-island-city-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/historic-new-york-long-island-city-parks Date: April 1, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This one-way hike will highlight parks along the East River. We will visit Socrates Sculpture, Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park and Hunters Point South Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vernon Boulevard and Main Avenue (in Hallets Cove Playground)

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Q226 Hallets Cove Playground 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77209268576000000, -73.93319008659100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997f9ec1315.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: April 1, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Breeze Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/freshwater-fishing Date: April 1, 2018

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

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997337385bc.JPG Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/nature-exploration-hike Date: April 1, 2018

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

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

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f00ab4db4f.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/spring-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/spring-nature-hike Date: April 1, 2018

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

For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9983e823777.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 1, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 1, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 1, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc0df7423d.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Middle School Field Course: Woodland Ecology at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/middle-school-field-course-woodland-ecology-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/middle-school-field-course-woodland-ecology-at-wave-hill Date: April 2, 2018

Put on your boots, grab your field journal and explore Wave Hill’s woodland with an ecologist's lens. Middle schoolers will spend the week immersing themselves in nature and conducting fieldwork, all while discovering the ecological importance of urban woodlands and the wildlife that rely on them.

As part of the adventure, students will apply what they learn to an ecological restoration project that helps us conserve Wave Hill's woodland. Throughout the week, participants will use their creativity as they document their discoveries in a field journal.

Please note: This is a drop-off program for Grades 6, 7, and 8. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call (718) 549-3200 ext. 237.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc189df9b4.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 2, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST