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 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:03:31 GMT <![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: April 19, 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 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: April 19, 2018

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:29:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: April 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves and pick up trash along the way at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Waste: Farm to Fork]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/food-waste-farm-to-fork http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/food-waste-farm-to-fork Date: April 19, 2018

Join NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center for an informative and insightful panel event at 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden.

Learn about the challenges of, potential solutions for, and different perspectives on food waste throughout the supply chain. This panel event will feature speakers from Gotham Greens, Nomad Trading Co., and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. We will have a thoughtful discussion on food waste with time for audience Q&A.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2018-04-19 2018-04-19 5:45 pm 6:45 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab12ff3d7503.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Home Front]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/exhibition-opening-home-front http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/exhibition-opening-home-front Date: April 19, 2018

“When a people no longer have the space to construct homeplace, we cannot build a meaningful community of resistance.” - bell hooks

Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval—and who are inspired by their own family and community histories as well as craft and other work traditionally associated with the home.

A prevailing theme in this work is the idea of home itself, and, by extension, preserving associated cultural and familial traditions, as a political act in places where one is made to feel unwelcome or invisible (i.e. due to race, class, or immigration status), especially during times of transition or loss. At such times the ability to create “homeplace,” or a “space of care and nurturance”, as well as self-affirmation (in the words of hooks), cannot be taken for granted.

The artists in Home Front confront the idea of home as more than a place of refuge or preservation but an arena through which women can contribute to (or inhibit) social progress.

Participating Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina, Katherine Toukhy

Curator: Katherine Gressel

Exhibition Dates: on Fridays from April 19 to June 24, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; or by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (718) 768-3195.

Funding for Home Front is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Image: Katherine Toukhy

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195.

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac7d88887375.jpg Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaolin Narratives: The Power of Representation (Curator talk with Jahtiek Long)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/shaolin-narratives-the-power-of-representation-curator-talk-with-jahtiek-long http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/19/shaolin-narratives-the-power-of-representation-curator-talk-with-jahtiek-long Date: April 19, 2018

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-04-19 2018-04-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a903fc0b2f41.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 20, 2018

The Bronx and La Villette are two very similar areas in the cities of New York City and Paris. Considered for a long time as dangerous areas, they are becoming very fashionable neighborhoods, where artists and families live. Their configuration has changed so much that now the two neighborhoods are literally the opposite of what they used to be.

The aim of the project The Bronx - La Villette is to give value to the work that has gone into these areas, in spite of the misconceptions people may have about them, and to highlight the diversity of these neighborhoods by showing everyday people from a local’s perspective.

Matteo Pellegrinuzzi is a photographer/cinematographer. He has been living in Paris for the past ten years, working between Paris and Italy on social issues. He studied the History of Cinema at the University of Pavia in Italy. Mr. Pellegrinuzzi has contributed to the making of many movies as a camera man and cinematographer since 2005, but photography is still his first love. His visit to the Bronx inspired this exhibition.

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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: April 20, 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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2018-04-20 2018-04-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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/2018/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 20, 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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2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 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 (Adults)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/adults-imaginative-arts Date: April 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Collecting Rainwater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/collecting-rainwater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/collecting-rainwater Date: April 20, 2018

Rainwater collecting systems come in all shapes and sizes. Join us for an introductory workshop on rainwater harvesting and help us repair the system at Clifton Place Memorial Garden.

RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Clifton Place Memorial Garden

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2018-04-20 2018-04-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67879867553711000, -73.94409942626953000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/fencing Date: April 20, 2018

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

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

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4da3757438.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 20, 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 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-paula-hampton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-paula-hampton Date: April 20, 2018

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.

Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task call into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership, delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?

Seating is limited so please RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone.

This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 860 1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9d5d728666a.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA['April is the Cruellest Month' Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/april-is-the-cruellest-month-candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/april-is-the-cruellest-month-candlelight-ghost-tour Date: April 20, 2018

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)

Upcoming Ghost Tours: May 18, June 15, July 20.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 6:30 pm 7:20 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping and Nature Meditation: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/family-camping-and-nature-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/20/family-camping-and-nature-meditation Date: April 20, 2018

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

Please note: Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, April 11. Please register here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-04-20 2018-04-20 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabec79d43b8.JPG Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park Date: April 21, 2018

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

Throughout five weekends in April and May New York Junior League volunteers and community volunteers will spend a day in the park (rain or shine) gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. All volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance at nyjl.org/playground. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. PIP works with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 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[It's My Park at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy to woodchip trails and pick up debris at Kissena Corridor Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rachel Carson Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74969863891601600, -73.82260131835938000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-fort-totten-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bayside Anglers Group to cleanup and remove debris at Fort Totten Park and Joe Michaels Mile. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79080661916100000, -73.78206729888900000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Motor Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-motor-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-motor-parkway Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Knights of Columbus to complete a cleanup project at Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-0301

Location: Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (in Cunningham Park),Bell Blvd. Overpass (in Cunningham Park),Springfield Blvd. Overpass (in Cunningham Park),Kingsbury Ave. & Grand Central Pkwy. Service Road (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q021, Q001 Cunningham Park, Alley Pond Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73501833525000000, -73.76270636038800000; 40.73631021840900000, -73.75639780478500000; 40.73785169707900000, -73.74837263542200000; 40.73858481300500000, -73.74088927226100000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: April 21, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:29:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: April 21, 2018

Join NYC H2O, Council Member Joe Borelli, the Natural Resources Protection Association and the NYC Parks Department for a volunteer beach cleanup at Conference House Park. A clean beach benefits local residents and marine life. So help get Conference House Park and beach ready for spring!

Registration is required.

The cleanup will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Optional bus transportation to Conference House Park will be provided from Union Square in Manhattan (space is limited) - the bus will depart at 8:45 a.m. and will return to Union Square after the cleanup. There will be a very special treat for volunteers at noon. Naturalists Clay & Seth Wollney will lead a hands-on seining net adventure to finish up the clean-up. You will get to meet some of the creatures that live in Prince's Bay up close and personal.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fresh Creek Nature Association to beautify Fresh Creek Nature Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park Entrance (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64172427417600000, -73.87920570373500000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Adam Yauch Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-adam-yauch-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-adam-yauch-park Date: April 21, 2018

Please note: this event has been postponed.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Willowtown Association to clean the dog run at Adam Yauch Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 344-2926

Location: Columbia Place at State Street (in Adam Yauch Park)

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B223DA Adam Yauch Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69226781616000000, -73.99902555092600000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Citywide Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/0421-spring-citywide-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/0421-spring-citywide-stewardship-day Date: April 21, 2018

Please note: Registration is closed.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 21 for our Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Volunteers will help restore and maintain natural areas all across the city.

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

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183925232

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park),Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),Oceania Street and 67th Street (in Cunningham Park)

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X039, R006, Q021 Pelham Bay Park, Conference House Park, Cunningham Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86869812011719000, -73.79699707031250000; 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000; 40.74227905273437500, -73.76546478271484000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/bronx-river-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/bronx-river-clean-up Date: April 21, 2018

In honor of Earth Day, the Bronx River Alliance is teaming up with United by Blue for a cleanup at Soundview Park.

Also called the "Gateway to the Bronx River" Soundview Park's stunning waterfront green space sits at the union of the Bronx River and East River. The park stretches for 205 acres, and is an epicenter of activity offering soccer and baseball field, basketball courts, a running track, and an amphitheater, not to mention the beautiful walking/biking trail that stretches throughout the space. The rocky banks provide amazing views of the river and surrounding land, and the tidal marsh area is vital to wildlife.

Please note: registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6db542401a.JPG Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 21, 2018

The Bronx and La Villette are two very similar areas in the cities of New York City and Paris. Considered for a long time as dangerous areas, they are becoming very fashionable neighborhoods, where artists and families live. Their configuration has changed so much that now the two neighborhoods are literally the opposite of what they used to be.

The aim of the project The Bronx - La Villette is to give value to the work that has gone into these areas, in spite of the misconceptions people may have about them, and to highlight the diversity of these neighborhoods by showing everyday people from a local’s perspective.

Matteo Pellegrinuzzi is a photographer/cinematographer. He has been living in Paris for the past ten years, working between Paris and Italy on social issues. He studied the History of Cinema at the University of Pavia in Italy. Mr. Pellegrinuzzi has contributed to the making of many movies as a camera man and cinematographer since 2005, but photography is still his first love. His visit to the Bronx inspired this exhibition.

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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[38th Annual Spring Double Dutch Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/38th-annual-spring-double-dutch-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/38th-annual-spring-double-dutch-tournament Date: April 21, 2018

Join NYC Parks for our free Double Dutch Tournament!

Participants are welcome to register as a team or unattached for this competition. Divisions include novice, intermediate and advanced. Teams and individuals will be judged in the categories of compulsory, doubles, freestyle and speed.

Check in begins at 9:30 a.m.
The competition begins at 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7184714818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking Workshop: Green Roof Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/woodworking-workshop-green-roof-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/woodworking-workshop-green-roof-birdhouse Date: April 21, 2018

Sharpen both your woodworking and gardening skills as you construct and plant a birdhouse with a rooftop of live succulent plants. Master carpenter and Director of Facilities Frank Perrone and Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer provide instruction and inspiration in this hands-on workshop.

No previous carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6da35bc357.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Earth Day Gratitude Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/family-art-project-earth-day-gratitude-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/family-art-project-earth-day-gratitude-garden Date: April 21, 2018

Reflect upon the abundance of this Earth. What are your favorite things that grow, be they trees, bees, broccoli or bananas? Sculpt a miniature garden using oil clay in bright colors. Then share what you are thankful for on a paper flag, and plant it in our outdoor, communal “gratitude garden.” You’ll see that the more gratitude the garden is given, the more it grows!

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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dab9e0b92.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cabrini Woods Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cabrini-woods-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cabrini-woods-migration-walk Date: April 21, 2018

Urban forests like Fort Tryon’s Cabrini Woods are critical links for migratory birds during their arduous thousand-mile journey along the Atlantic Flyway.

Join Gabriel Willow, expert naturalist, to learn about birds that visit Fort Tryon—including the warblers, vireos, thrushes, and others, and why they stop here on their way back to breeding grounds in northern forests in Canada, Upstate New York, and New England.

Bring binoculars.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab3e42edae6a.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dogs in Parks: Town Hall - Brooklyn and Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-brooklyn-and-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-brooklyn-and-staten-island Date: April 21, 2018

Join NYC Parks and representatives from volunteer dog groups across NYC to learn more about dogs in parks! Come hear more about the current state of our dog runs, learn community engagement strategies for your local park, and share your opinions about a range of topics important to City dog owners.

The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to last until 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

While we love our four-legged friends, this event is dog-free.

We are hosting separate forums in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. Participants from Staten Island are encouraged to attend the event in Brooklyn on April 21. Please visit Dogs in Parks: Town Hall for a full listing of dates and locations.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2778

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66550064086914000, -73.97160339355469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a98675d2f656.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/fitness-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/fitness-hike Date: April 21, 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.

Vigorous hikes may include walking long distances, with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabedc858512.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/forest-restoration-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/forest-restoration-volunteer-days Date: April 21, 2018

Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-brookville-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Lions Club International to clean up and remove leaves at Brookville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 496-9821

Location: Brookville Park Field House (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.74199676513672000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Muslim Volunteers For New York to beautify Ruppert Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Ruppert Park)

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M294 Ruppert Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78077850112400000, -73.94976848363900000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kivlehan Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-kivlehan-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-kivlehan-playground Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to help clean and beautify Kivlehan Playground and throughout the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Allan F. Kivlehan Playground

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56436603072200000, -74.09759918465600000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Volunteers for Springfield to plant, cleanup, and recycle electronics at Springfield Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-527-3678

Location: Springfield Blvd and 146th Avenue Entrance (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66195851445000000, -73.76063108444200000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Commodore Barry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Commodore Barry Park to beautify Commodore Barry Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Elliott and Flushing Ave Entrance (in Commodore Barry Park)

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69794607223500000, -73.97760963453000000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to continue amplifying this unique green space with horticulture and general clean-up. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-318-6652

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Silver Lake Park Conservancy as they clean and beautify Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561--6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seaside Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-seaside-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-seaside-playground Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Seaside Playground Committee (Waterside CSS PTA) to enhance Seaside Playground with beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Playground

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58061397702500000, -73.83089941740000000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Glenwood Landing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-glenwood-landing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-glenwood-landing Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Douglaston Garden Club for planting, cleanup, and leaf raking at Glenwood Landing. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glenwood Landing Garden (in Glenwood Landing)

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Q222 Glenwood Landing 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.77506989634600000, -73.73991103908400000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: April 21, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 25 May 2018 14:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: April 21, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Highlights of this guided walk include Balto, Alice in Wonderland, and Hans Christian Andersen.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with inclines and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Beach 59th St Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association to enhance Beach 59th St Playground with beautification and programming. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 224-1705

Location: Beach 59th Street Comfort Station (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.58884458283700000, -73.78906667232500000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-st-james-park Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. James Park to celebrate Earth Day by having a day of park clean up, beautification projects, gardening, tree care, and recycling at St. James Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367--3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 21, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc21fc4d41.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day Date: April 21, 2018

GO GREEN! Help St. James Recreation Center and Friends of St. James Park take care of our park and playground. Activities and service include: recycling projects, gardening, tree care and clean up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/nature-exploration-hike Date: April 21, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabee25b46b7.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Garden Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-garden-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-garden-meditation Date: April 21, 2018

Use the garden landscape as inspiration this Earth Day weekend, with healer, artist and yogi Sara Hart of iHart Lens. Using the art of meditation and other healing arts, practice simple techniques to connect and feel grounded on any occasion, anywhere, any day.

Indoor space is provided in case of rain. Registration is not required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6db1794f01.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-celebration Date: April 21, 2018

Come join Harlem Grown and celebrate the amazing planet we all call home! On Saturday, April 21st, we will host our FREE annual Earth Day event to celebrate and get ready for the growing season. All ages are welcome to get your hands dirty, enjoy family friendly activities and help make our community a little greener.

We will be at our three different locations:

  • 134th Street Farm: 118 W 134th Street
  • 127th Street Farm: 77 127th Street
  • 131st Street Farm: 34 W 131st Street

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 131st Street Farm,Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm,Harlem Grown 127th Street Farm

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81075403747100000, -73.94120155761100000; 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000; 40.80898800000000000, -73.94378300000000000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[14th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/14th-annual-sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/14th-annual-sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 21, 2018

Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Pavilion & Astral Fountain (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74347738057400000, -73.84419727325400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1d110ce969.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tree-giveaway Date: April 21, 2018

The New York Restoration Project partners with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This spring NYRP partners with the Wyckoff House Museum!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac50ce5e942c.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day at Prospect Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-at-prospect-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-at-prospect-farm Date: April 21, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day at Prospect Farm and help us begin planting for the season! We'll have activities for all ages, including: composting demonstrations, live music, face painting, scavenger hunt, plant sale, and more!

For questions on this event, please contact Keight Bergmann at kbergmann@gmail.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Farm

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65420600000000000, -73.97660800000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acb9b076c764.jpg Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Herb Gardening for Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-herb-gardening-for-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-herb-gardening-for-children Date: April 21, 2018

Bring your children to the Battery Urban Farm Labyrinth for a special Earth Day herb planting activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt for the whole family.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf66556ca62.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Seed Starting Workshop at Hattie Carthan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/seed-starting-workshop-at-hattie-carthan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/seed-starting-workshop-at-hattie-carthan Date: April 21, 2018

Come join Farmer Yon and meet our Food Justice Collective as we start seeds for our season and delve into:

  • Creating your own seed starting mix
  • Looking at growing calendars
  • Discussing the environment and needs of hearty plants

We will also look at the loss in diversity of plant species in the Americas and learn about heirloom seeds and heir importance.

Each participant takes home a plant start for their windowsill or garden.

Seed starting workshop 11am - 1pm. Drumming and healthy eating 1-3pm.

For any questions on this event, please email Yonnette Fleming at hattiecarthangarden@yahoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69020080566406000, -73.94360351562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad76a2881143.jpg Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 21, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. 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: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Electric: Hydro Power Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/hydro-power-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/hydro-power-family-workshop Date: April 21, 2018

Queens Historical Society will be offering one FREE workshop this spring for students and families to have the opportunity to build their own models powered by air and water pressure. This will be a family fun day, with a special hands-on learning experience!

It's Electric! is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: Industrial Revolution, hydro power, solar power, wind power, electric energy, and satellite/GPS Systems.

Limited tickets available! Tickets are free, but you must RSVP by April 1. Tickets are per person, not per family.

This program is best for children grades 5–8.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8498f789b2b.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 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[Farmhouse Family Day and Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: April 21, 2018

This month we are celebrating all things trees! Join us for a Tree Giveaway in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Visitors will be able to pick up a free tree to be planted within one of the five boroughs. Afterwards, get your hand dirty in our Black Walnut Ink Workshop! We’ll crush, boil, and turn black walnuts into ink! Families will be able to test out the ink they’ve made and see the process from start to finish.

The Tree Giveaway will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by our Black Walnut Ink Workshop at 1:00 p.m.

Pre-register option for the Tree Giveaway available here.

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tulip Time at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tulip-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/tulip-time Date: April 21, 2018

Celebrate spring with a visit to QBG during the peak of tulip season. See over 20,000 bulbs!

  • Hourly Tulip Tours – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Tulip and Flower inspired crafts – noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Included with admission
  • Spring Watercolor Workshop II: Spring Bulb Flowers – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    $15 Member; $20 Non-Member (does not include garden admission)
    In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use tulips and other spring bulb flowers as inspiration. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult)
    Registration required: springwatercolor2.eventbrite.com
  • Music in the Garden – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Included with admission
    QBG is proud to welcome the jazz stylings of Emily Asher’s Garden Party to kick off our monthly Music in the Garden series.
  • Happy Hour – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Enjoy the Music in the Garden concert with a signature drink, alcoholic beverages from the cash bar, soda, and snacks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a846a8c6d9d6.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 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[Williamsburg Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/williamsburg-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/williamsburg-stop-n-swap Date: April 21, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Williamsburg Community Center

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70920030000000000, -73.94392690000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab53539e5e82.jpg Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cafe Fuerte Mujeres Fuerte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cafe-fuerte-mujeres-fuerte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cafe-fuerte-mujeres-fuerte Date: April 21, 2018

The Telling Our Stories writing workshop will focus on how to bring Latina women’s stories to the page so that their legacies are recorded for the future generations of Latina women.

Facilitated by Maria Aponte, Founder and President of Latina 50 Plus. Maria is also an arts community activist and an International Latino Book Award recipient.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gouverneur Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/its-my-park-at-gouverneur-playground Date: April 21, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Claremont Healthy Village to celebrate Earth Day by holding a general cleanup. We'll be inviting local residents to the unveiling of 3 tree guards, the youth council will be planting flowers within tree beds and will have partners table at the park to share their programs and resources at Gouverneur Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 901-6338

Location: Gouverneur Playground

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X222 Gouverneur Playground 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83580017089844000, -73.90339660644531000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 21, 2018

Celebrate the spring season and Japanese culture at our free festival at Randall's Island Park!

  • Paper flower making
  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Yo-yo balloon fishing
  • Origami
  • Try on a kimono
  • Crafts, gamesa and more!

Performances:

  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon to 4:00 p.m.)
  • NY Suwa Taiko Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000; 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a985e6e6bba1.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's NYC Chili Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/historic-richmond-towns-nyc-chili-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/historic-richmond-towns-nyc-chili-cookoff Date: April 21, 2018

Head to the Official New York State Cookoff for the International Chili Society (ICS)! The day's highlights include chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment. Yum! Winners go to the world championships!

Visit with historic interpreters at the historic buildings for all day family fun!

Get your tickets!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 245

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5accc362a9d41.jpg Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Weekend at the Ranch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-weekend-at-the-ranch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/earth-day-weekend-at-the-ranch Date: April 21, 2018

On Earth Day weekend we'll be paying our respects to trees and the sun by joining the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in getting free trees to New Yorkers to plant in their front, yards, back yards, and community gardens. Pick up a tree and then stick around to participate in a family friendly nature mandala sidewalk chalk crafting event. Free picnic lunches supplied by Panera Bread of Long Island City (while supplies last)!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • pre-register on NYRP’s website:
  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

YOu may RSVP to the Facebook event. If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Rose Moon at events@smilinghogsheadranch.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Culture Shock: The High Line's Season Kick-off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/culture-shock-the-high-lines-season-kickoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/culture-shock-the-high-lines-season-kickoff Date: April 21, 2018

Join us as we kick off the 2018 season with a bang! Culture Shock is the Friends of the High Line's annual, full-day festival of music, art, performance, horticulture, and hands-on activities. Bring your family and friends and experience the High Line in full swing.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled to Saturday, April 28, same time and location.

A Garden Soundscape
Ongoing
Available for download for free at thehighline.org on April 21

Brooklyn-based Native American poet Tommy Pico creates a self-guided soundscape inspired by the High Line's plants and microclimates that explore issues of reconciliation between city and nature, past and present, and being indigenous in America. Oh, and with some Cranberries thrown in for good measure.

Produced in partnership with Poets House.

DJ April Hunt
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On the High Line at 16th Street

Groove throughout the day as you grab a bite to eat—DJ April Hunt weaves a diverse musical palette, mixing genres from the 1970s through today.

Leaning into Design
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (every 10 minutes)
at the Seating Steps on the High Line at 22nd Street

In this original dance and movement performance with neighbors' participation, Parcon NYC brings its unique mash-up of parkour and contact improvisation to explore the High Line's physical structure.

Young Voices
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
On the High Line at 17th Street

Join poets Najee Omar and Nick Water as they bring new, young voices to the stage for a thought-provoking and memorable poetry performance. Featuring Kayla Jacobs, Miami McCormick, Muñeca Mowla, Tiama Nakiyah, and Denzel Valdez.

A Serenade to Agora
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Gansevoort Plaza (at street level); the tour will move north

Artist Ander Mikalson conceives a roving, musical serenade to the new High Line Art exhibition Agora, with members of PitchBlak Brass Band performing instrumental versions of popular love songs, each dedicated to a specific piece. Follow the sound and be surprised by the evocative, immediate connections to the art.

Poets & Activists
4:00 p.m. .– 5:00 p.m.
On the High Line at 17th Street

Tim Duwhite, Sonia Guiñansaca, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and "Simply Rob" Vasilarakis speak truth to power in a formidable performance on immigration, feminism, and social justice.

Los Cumpleaños
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
On the High Line between 15th Street and 16th Street

End the day with this downtown punk rock band playing a mix of classic-era Cumbia, Porro, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla, and Bullerengue sounds with a cutting-edge new wave twist.

Culture Shock: for families
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the High Line at 14th Street Passage
For toddlers to 12 years old, and their caregivers

Art-Making: Natural Graffiti
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join Mosstika Mexican artist Hugo Rojas, and help cover the walls of the High Line in graffiti—using moss, plant material, and a natural-ingredient glue. Children will learn about native plants and animals in the park, including the big brown bat and the American robin, as they help transform the space into a work of art.

Falu's Bazaar
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Take a musical journey through South Asian music and culture with instruments made from plants and animals.

Michael & The Rockness Monsters
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Michael Napolitano (founder of Preschool of Rock) creates an interactive, super-galactic-funk-inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families in a musical celebration of nature and art.

SUPPORT:
TD Bank is the Presenting Green Sponsor of the High Line.

Culture Shock is generously supported by Goldman Sachs Gives, at the request of R. Martin Chavez and Collin Gage.

High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council.

High Line Families is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York City Council.

Lead support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Major support for High Line Art is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and Charina Endowment Fund. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Agora is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe54a990aff.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:29:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tour of Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/free-tour-of-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/free-tour-of-washington-square-park Date: April 21, 2018

For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world.

Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour and learn about this iconic park's past and present. Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people who made the park the cultural hub that it is today.


Saturday, April 21st, 2018
1:00 PM (the tour is about 1 hour)
Free: first come, first served

Meet at Holley Plaza

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe83fce9362.png Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 21, 2018

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6db787c838.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Landscape Natural History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/rangers-choice-landscape-natural-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/rangers-choice-landscape-natural-history Date: April 21, 2018

New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn more about New York City's natural landscape.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Northern Gannet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-gannet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-gannet Date: April 21, 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 programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing during particular seasons.

Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about Northern Gannets, a little known resident species of Staten Island.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Presents Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-presents-henry-v http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-presents-henry-v Date: April 21, 2018

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.

Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task call into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership, delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?

Seating is limited so please RSVP to benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Public Theater Mobile Unit

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone.

This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 816-5558

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

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64100930966100000, -74.13538718223600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9d5dbf71d6e.jpg Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Site Planning for Your Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/site-planning-for-your-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/site-planning-for-your-community-garden Date: April 21, 2018

In this workshop, we’ll walk through the site-planning process for the Powers St. Garden and look at the many factors to consider in planning our gardens. We will look at the physical conditions, challenges, and opportunities of the garden's site and come up with a clear and workable plan that will accommodate the gardeners' needs and visions. Gardeners will leave with tips, skills, and ideas they can apply to their own community gardens.

This workshop will also be offered in Spanish translation.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Powers St. Community Garden

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71275400000000000, -73.93977620000000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:44:41 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Watercolor Workshop II: Spring Bulb Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/spring-watercolor-workshop-ii-spring-bulb-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/spring-watercolor-workshop-ii-spring-bulb-flowers Date: April 21, 2018

In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use tulips and other spring bulb flowers as inspiration. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8492ff24549.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 21, 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 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 21, 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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2018-04-21 2018-04-21 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[Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/gallery-tour Date: April 21, 2018

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6be175fcdf.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fiction and Personal Themes: Race and Immigration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/fiction-and-personal-themes-race-and-immigration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/fiction-and-personal-themes-race-and-immigration Date: April 21, 2018

Nothing can be written overnight. Not really. So what will it take for you to stay with a story from its beginning, middle, and to its very, very end? Min Jin Lee, author of novel Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, will raise the necessary questions that may matter to each author and help compel the author to stay the course from the first draft to last revision. Exercises that prompt the writer to consider personal experiences with race and immigration will comprise the first half of the class, and we will workshop the exercises in the second half.

RSVP at faptlatimerhouse.eventbrite.com.

Instructor's Bio

Min Jin Lee is the author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction and a New York Times bestseller.

The Literature Series "Writing on Race & Immigration" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99d51b3a192.jpg Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park Date: April 22, 2018

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

Throughout five weekends in April and May New York Junior League volunteers and community volunteers will spend a day in the park (rain or shine) gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. All volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance at nyjl.org/playground. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. PIP works with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground: Earth Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: April 22, 2018

This It's My Park season, celebrate Earth Day and volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to do some horticulture and spring cleaning at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: April 22, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Island Voice as they clean and beautify Tompkinsville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 273-6160

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: April 22, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to repair the plant beds at Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67399978637695000, -73.94450378417969000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Mosholu Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-mosholu-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-mosholu-parkway-north Date: April 22, 2018

This It's My Park season, celebrate Earth Day and volunteer with Friends of Mosholu Parkland to paint benches, rake leaves, general clean up and horticulture. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 371-3085

Location: Jerome Ave and East Mosholu Parkway North (in Mosholu Parkway)

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X033 Mosholu Parkway 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88034242574600000, -73.88385275337300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: April 22, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/celebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/celebrate-earth-day Date: April 22, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers and immerse yourself in the wonders nature.

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.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabef2a24949.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT