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, 24 Apr 2018 01:24:37 GMT <![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/adults-imaginative-arts Date: February 16, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/kids-express Date: February 16, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e2124a46b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: February 16, 2018

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night.

Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven 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)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Manhattan Open House 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/manhattan-open-house-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/manhattan-open-house-2018 Date: February 17, 2018

Manhattan Recreation Open House 2018 offers you over 400 FREE fitness classes and other activities.

During this week, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free.

From February 11-17, you can use our facilities, swim in our pools, and take free classes.

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center,Tony Dapolito Recreation Center,Chelsea Recreation Center,J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park),Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park),Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park),Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park),Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park),Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Recreation Center 54,Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground),Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground),Hansborough Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 17, 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 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 Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 17, 2018

Enjoy winter mornings with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturdays with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching and more to build community.

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

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing mwmason@optimum.net or stewardsofhehenryhudson.org.

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 17, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: February 17, 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview Green Neighborhood Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/0217-soundview-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/0217-soundview-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 17, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect wetland areas in the Soundview Green Neighborhood!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive phragmites plants in order to help restore the wetland and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 3925232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues Date: February 17, 2018

In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S. Make handmade musical instruments and join visiting storyteller Channie Waites, who reinterprets Jazz Age Josephine, by Jonah Winter, through interactive movement and sound. Interactive storytelling at noon.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314d68e226b.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/crazy-for-composting Date: February 17, 2018

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This session provides the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

Registration is required; please RSVP online at bit.ly/1SHcJ7D or call (718) 817-8543.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:14:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: February 17, 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Love Your Body Fitness Marathon 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/love-your-body-fitness-marathon-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/love-your-body-fitness-marathon-2018 Date: February 17, 2018

Join Pelham Fritz for an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio: 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Take your favorite class or try something new!

9:00 a.m. - SexyFlexx Warm Up! with Tina & Ramona

10:00 a.m. - Zumba with LaSharn

- Tabata with Saudia

11:00 a.m. - Mo-Fit Cardio Toning with Mohammed

- Afro-Caribbean Dance with Rubens

12:00 p.m. - Step Aerobics with Suzie

- Rhythm of the Beat & Soul

1:00 p.m. - Soca Fitness with Camila

- Calisthenics with Jordan

2:00 p.m. - Calisthenics with Jordan

- Peaceful Core/Yoga Flow with Alice

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.860.1399

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a734bad7484b.png Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north Date: February 17, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway to continue beautifying our greenspace at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:14:55 EST
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: February 17, 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at McCarren Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab Date: February 17, 2018

From February 13-17, stop by the McCarren media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday or Wednesday, join the Introduction to Computers workshop from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and learn the basics of working with Dell or Apple computers! This workshop will give you an introduction to Windows 7 platform, including popular Microsoft Office tools like Excel, PowerPoint or Word!

Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches! Join this workshop on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hansborough Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab Date: February 17, 2018

From February 13-17, come to the Hansborough media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Wednesday: Intro to Web Design w/Wix.com - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Create a free website with Wix.com! Customize with Wix's free website builder, no coding skills needed!

On Thursday, teens can drop in for an Audio Production workshop from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! You become the DJ when you learn to use audio editing software. Students are offered hands-on lessons in audio recording. Students are invited to record their own music, poetry, stories, or lyrics while learning about the recording process at the same time.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[First Annual Freeze Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/first-annual-freeze-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/first-annual-freeze-bowl Date: February 17, 2018

Join NYC Parks for football!

We will be hosting our first annual sports freeze bowl. Activities will include football tosses, punts, catching, kicking, drills and more! Open to all ages.

For more information about this event, pleae call (212) 927-1514 or (212) 927-1563 to speak with a representative.

Accessibility

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 13, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a42bc6ac8854.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 Date: February 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2867e1c9564.JPG Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 17, 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 vigorous, to moderate, to light. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38385eab7fe.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile Date: February 17, 2018

Please note: Registration is closed for this event.

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: Sandy Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground Date: February 17, 2018

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

Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: February 17, 2018

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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/storytime Date: February 17, 2018

Read-to-Skate with Cali Co Cat! Free books at every event, while supply lasts. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60c0ba792a4.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 17, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 17, 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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 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[Poetry Town Hall with Ana Codjoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/poetry-town-hall-with-ana-codjoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/poetry-town-hall-with-ana-codjoe Date: February 17, 2018

Ana Codjoe is an educator, writer, and dance artist with roots in Memphis and Accra. She received her B.A. in English from Brown University and was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State University where she received her M.F.A. in Dance Performance. Her work has been published in the Tidal Basin Review and in Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009 (Willow Books).

Moderated by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez.

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 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 Date: February 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2867cbc1aeb.JPG Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 17, 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at QBG with crafts and performances. Learn about the Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year. From chrysanthemums to jade plants, you’ll find out more about these auspicious beauties. Visit the plant sale and buy your own to take home!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a328f138583f.JPG Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Brownsville Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab Date: February 17, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Brownsville media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Thomas Jefferson Media Lab will host a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

On Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., teens can learn about making music! Learn about music as you make and play your own instruments and write your own songs. Learn the basics of beats and rhymes!

On Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m., join the media lab for Hand Talkers workshop. Let’s learn a new language! This workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Survial Series #3: Staying Found and Signaling for Help]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/survial-series-3-staying-found-and-signaling-for-help Date: February 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month History Month: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/african-american-history-month-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/african-american-history-month-seneca-village Date: February 17, 2018

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

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800's and the community's place in pre-Central Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78204864909800000, -73.97171306610100000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/espalier-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 17, 2018

Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful patterns along walls and fences. Using espalier techniques to train a variety of fruit trees is a great way to save space while creating living sculptures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Know Waste Lands Community Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69784400000000000, -73.92591700000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14aec2ea3a3.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 17, 2018

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

Details

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 17, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-literary-afternoon-with-malcolm-boyd-sherese-francis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-literary-afternoon-with-malcolm-boyd-sherese-francis Date: February 17, 2018

Join us for an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928)!

There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

About the Authors

Malcolm Boyd
Author Malcolm Boyd was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is the youngest of five children. In his adult years, Mr. Boyd packed his bags and moved from Denver to California. His writings were initially discovered by a small San Francisco publisher, and in 2016 he published his first novel, One Way In, No Way Out – A Mann Walker Adventure [Book One in a Mann Walker trilogy].

Wanting to fully immerse himself in writing and publishing, Malcolm moved to New York City, and quickly discovered the intricacies and pitfalls of the publishing business. Not to be discouraged, Mr. Boyd founded his own publishing company, Three-Legged Elephant Publishing, which is dedicated to assisting first-time authors through the publishing legalities and fine-print details that compel most fledgling writers to give up on their dreams of a published work. Mr. Boyd’s driving force is his true belief that it’s never too late in life to live life.

Book Two of the Mann Walker trilogy, Mann In The Middle, is due for release in early 2018. Mr. Boyd has also written a children’s book, My First Train. Both One Way In… and My First Train are both available on Amazon.com.

Sherese Francis
Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies including Arts in Odd Places, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler.

In August 2017, she published her first chapbook, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired blog Futuristically Ancient and her southeast Queens-based, pop-up bookshop/mobile library J. Expressions, which is dedicated to promoting and growing the literary community in the area, and for which she received a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant for her Reading (W)Riting Remedy series.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74ac108016b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Stout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-stout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-stout Date: February 17, 2018

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

About Stout

The Tavern and Stout go together like whiskey and a tumbler! Stout is a group of experienced folk musicians who combine hearty five-part vocal harmonies with traditional acoustic instruments to regale with an enthusiastic 19th century musical experience not to be missed.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f0041923b.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: February 18, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify the North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the esplanade with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-02-18 2018-02-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.64462100000000000, -74.07700500000000000 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: February 18, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues Date: February 18, 2018

In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S. Make handmade musical instruments and join visiting storyteller Channie Waites, who reinterprets Jazz Age Josephine, by Jonah Winter, through interactive movement and sound. Interactive storytelling at noon.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314d68e226b.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles Date: February 18, 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 unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3d5cd47faab.jpg Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: February 18, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: February 18, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: February 18, 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 unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance our experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.71210098266600000, -73.79889678955100000 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-dog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-dog Date: February 18, 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with activities to promote safe, fun, and playful ways to spend time with pets outdoors. All well-mannered are dogs invited. If you don't have a furry friend to call your own, adoption resources are available here. This event is followed by an easy, dog-friendly hike on the Nature Center Trail at 1:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a594d763ab95.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Family Cooking Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-cooking-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/family-cooking-class Date: February 18, 2018

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat that you make for lunch at the end of each session. Appropriate for all ages—children to grandparents.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit familycookingqbg2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-18 2018-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f24a4c9cbd.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2018

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants. You will see beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers.

Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food. And without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution flowers and animals have relied upon one another for life itself. Through stories, photographs and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

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

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

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a296ed4d1fb9.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Manhattan Rocks! Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-manhattan-rocks Date: February 18, 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 our Urban Park Rangers on this one-way hike and learn about why Manhattan Rocks!

Hike will end at Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/historic-new-york-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/historic-new-york-greenbelt Date: February 18, 2018

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

Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: February 18, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 18, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a31506818fe4.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[In Celebration of Black History Month: 13th - Film Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/in-celebration-of-black-history-month-13th-film-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/in-celebration-of-black-history-month-13th-film-screening Date: February 18, 2018

To celebrate Black History Month, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of 13th, as part of its 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series.

This 2016 Academy Awards-nominated documentary is centered on race in the United States' criminal justice system. The film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlaws slavery.

The event is free. RSVP required.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a68bf5f7d791.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/18/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: February 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-18 2018-02-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 19, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 19, 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 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 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/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 19, 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 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 19, 2018

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: February 19, 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.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-orienteering-for-kids Date: February 19, 2018

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Finding Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-finding-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-finding-your-way Date: February 19, 2018

Navigate your way through Marine Park. Learn how to use a map and compass for safe hiking, then try out your skills on an orienteering trail!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-geology Date: February 19, 2018

From its ancient bedrock to fault zones that cut across the city to its geographic position at the edge of a glacier, the geologic history of the city can be found in its parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-304-2277

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-native-american-games Date: February 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/kids-week-living-with-deer Date: February 19, 2018

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Time Travelers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-time-travelers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-time-travelers Date: February 19, 2018

Join us this President’s Day for a journey through time – from the Ice Age, through the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, to today – and discover how Manhattan’s geography shaped the design (and use) of the Harlem Meer landscape.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Pre-registration required as space is limited. 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, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-19 2018-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8215ad3d21f.jpg Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:14:55 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: February 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 20, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 20, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 20, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: February 20, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Olympics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/winter-olympics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/winter-olympics Date: February 20, 2018

Kids, compete like an Olympian in our version of the Winter Olympics! There will be arts and crafts activities that celebrate the Olympic Games. Then, the kids will compete in a variety of activities including hockey, mini bob sled, ice skating, and curling. The program is for children 6 - 13 years old. Kids should bring their own lunch.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6de6dc93a83.png Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 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/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 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 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 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[Free Tech Workshops at St. James Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/free-tech-workshops-at-st-james-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/free-tech-workshops-at-st-james-media-lab Date: February 20, 2018

Join the St. James Media Lab on Tuesday and Wednesday for FREE media and technology courses!

Tuesday:

Internet Safety - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Online Shopping - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

Google Earth - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Intro to Email - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! St. James media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

We encourage you to to bring your mobile tablets or devices. No previous technology experience required!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[History...for the Horses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/historyfor-the-horses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/historyfor-the-horses Date: February 20, 2018

Trot on over to learn about horses in American history, including those on Staten Island. Weather permitting, meet a live NYC Parks horse!

This event is for anyone ages 6 and older.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a5b8ff1139d4.jpg Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:14:55 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: February 20, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 20, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: February 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, sharpen those skills with our shuffleboard clinic hosted by Brownsville Recreation Center. Work with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills for the 2018 Senior Games.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-02-20 2018-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Film - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/spirit-wild-stallion-of-the-cimarron http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/spirit-wild-stallion-of-the-cimarron Date: February 20, 2018

In the academy-award nominated animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit, a wild mustang, tells the story of his life in the American West.

Ages 6+, Rated G.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: February 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: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: February 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 20, 2018

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee”, Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit carverworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14407eb8586.JPG Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-nature-exploration-hike Date: February 20, 2018

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f83c554493.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyln: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/20/kids-week-shelter-building Date: February 20, 2018

Learn tips and tricks from the Urban Park Rangers that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-20 2018-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f84181021d.JPG Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:01 EST