NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:01:52 GMT <![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb94df9e199.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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

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

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

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

Rain or Shine

Please note: all art becomes property of NYC Parks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f686755fcb6.JPG Mon, 01 May 2017 13:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bellevue South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bellevue-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bellevue-south-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It’s My Park season, join the Friends of Bellevue South Park and KBK9 for a family-friendly community day! The event will feature a festive atmosphere with music, and free CPR and dog training classes. Come for the fun, and stay to help clean and beautify the park with a hands-on volunteer planting project. We look forward to meeting new friends in Bellevue South Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74000167846680000, -73.97799682617188000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4748e981.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice's Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70cce9acb7.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Community Health & Wellness Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 356-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Kiwanis Queens Boulevard Club to help with a general cleanup, paint benches, and a possible planting at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Manton Avenue and Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71030044555664000, -73.81970214843750000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Wolfe's Pond Park has plenty of parking and is accessible by the S78 & S59 bus, as well as the Princess Bay railway stop. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 885-5843

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51729965209961000, -74.19049835205078000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Garden Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-community-garden-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-community-garden-storytime Date: May 6, 2017

Join us for a read aloud, music and singing for this storytime in partnership with the East 43rd Street Community Garden and the Brooklyn Public Library. Interested in volunteering at the garden? Stop on by and lend a helping hand. The garden is recruiting young people over the age of nine, adults & senior adults. The garden features a dozen raised beds, a children section, picnic tables and garden benches.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 982-1801

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

Rain or shine


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 10:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Art Exhibit Grand Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/flow17-art-exhibit-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/flow17-art-exhibit-grand-opening Date: May 6, 2017

Join us for the grand opening of our annual outdoor art exhibition on display along the southern shoreline pathways! FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance's goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the island’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists to be announced.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59aee7c5e6.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Activities:

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

Live Performances:

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589102f064a23.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74771921002100000, -73.80528949618200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f05a64d4c.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b4633ca2afd.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f7381c8f3.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Papier-Mache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/handson-history-papier-mache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/handson-history-papier-mache Date: May 6, 2017

Create papier-mache bowls inspired by the ceramic works of art made by Dave the Potter, an early African-American artist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c1f772043.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 6, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Borinquen Gallo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/meet-the-artist-borinquen-gallo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/meet-the-artist-borinquen-gallo Date: May 6, 2017

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. The artist Borinquen Gallo discusses her installation, an imaginary hive interior informed by Wave Hill’s beehives. Created using recycled plastic bags and caution tape woven through debris netting, her hive points to the apiary as a symbol of community and collaboration.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e522240a586.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: May 6, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: May 6, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 6, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 6, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Walking Tour of Jamaica]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/walking-tour-of-jamaica http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/walking-tour-of-jamaica Date: May 6, 2017

King Manor’s caretaker and longtime Jamaica resident Roy Fox will lead a walking tour of our neighborhood. Learn about the history of the area from Colonial times to the present and how the sites we see today are connected to Rufus King and his family.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c2be39515.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/birds-of-prey Date: May 6, 2017

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunter on the planet.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception: Botany and Beauty: Artists Celebrate the Plants of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/opening-reception-botany-and-beauty-artists-celebrate-the-plants-of-snug-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/opening-reception-botany-and-beauty-artists-celebrate-the-plants-of-snug-harbor Date: May 6, 2017

Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.

Plants give us the air we breathe and the food we eat through the oxygen and sugars produced by photosynthesis. That same process nourished the very origins of life over 400 million years ago. Plants also sustain us on a spiritual level, giving us continuity, peace, and inspiring botanical gardens like Snug Harbor.

In Botany and Beauty, the artists express their gratitude to our local flora through sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.

Artists: Larry Anderson, Mary Bullock, Anthony Butera, Richard Capuozzo, Brendan Coyle, Steve Foust, Griselda Healy, Patti Kelly, Ann Marie McDonnell, Bill Murphy, John Naughton, Kurt Novak, Andrea Phillips, Vincent Verdi, Universal Temple of the Arts

Curator: Mary Bullock

The exhibition lasts from April 26 to June 25. Gallery admission is $5 ($4 for students/Seniors/Members; free for children younger than 12 years old.) The reception is free. Summer hours are Wednewsday thourgh Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee568d5e44f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

Genetically-engineered dinos run amok on a remote island. Based on Michael Crichton's best seller.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f12ddcd4663.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shadow Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shadow-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shadow-puppet-show Date: May 6, 2017

Join Miss C. & Company as exquisitely hand-crafted two dimensional puppets come to life through enchanting theatrical narrative alongside original score, transporting adults and children alike into the fairytale realm.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Maggie's Garden (NYRP)

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.82849884033203000, -73.94809722900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa4531da390.jpeg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/td-five-boro-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/td-five-boro-bike-tour Date: May 7, 2017

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride.

Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this dynamic event draws 32,000 cyclists from around the world to pedal 40 miles through all five boroughs of New York City on totally traffic-free streets. After 40 years, it remains the best way for anyone—New Yorkers and visitors alike—to experience the streets of the Big Apple.

Using proceeds from the Tour, Bike New York has, over the years, taught bike skills to tens of thousands of kids and adults throughout the five boroughs. Our free bike education program is the largest of its kind in the country—every year, more than 17,000 kids and adults learn from us.

How to Register

Registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is required to participate in the event, and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open at noon on January 10, 2017. Visit Bike New York's TD Five Boro Bike Tour page to register.

Start time: 7:45 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:45 am 8:45 am 40.70259857177734400, -74.01619720458984000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity Date: May 7, 2017

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

This study will enable us to:

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

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

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

All volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dc052071854.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: May 7, 2017

Please note: this event's date has changed from May 6.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to help beautify our park while giving the benches a fresh paint job! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Forest Ave and Haven Esplanade (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.63105552237600000, -74.09299266338300000 Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hillside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-hillside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-hillside-park Date: May 7, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Hillside Dog Park to mulch the dog run! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Vine Street and Columbia Heights (in Hillside Park)

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B223G Hillside Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70174237253400000, -73.99451816082000000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49907697804100000, -74.24353218078600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e4dce9f67.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 7, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a5110f582.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: May 7, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by April 23.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: May 7, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park for cleanup and maintenance of Butterfly Meditation Garden at Soundview Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81906534842400000, -73.87830406400100000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Albemarle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground Date: May 7, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Singing Winds to work in the garden bed at Albemarle Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 564-5983

Location: Albemarle Playground

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B297 Albemarle Playground 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.64569854736328000, -73.98059844970703000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Climate Kites Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade Date: May 7, 2017

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

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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5225436909.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 7, 2017

Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels. Please bring a mat and arrive on-time. This class is held indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e522996455b.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bingo Brunch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bingo-brunch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bingo-brunch Date: May 7, 2017

Come join us for a fun-filled morning of bingo brunch. Play your favorite bingo games to win prizes and enjoy our breakfast refreshments.

Pre-registration is required; to reserve your spot, please visit oceanbreezenyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 2017

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.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinderella Samba Puppet Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-anibal-aviles-playground Date: May 7, 2017

Join Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground for an afternoon of park fun! Come see CityParks PuppetMobile’s newest production, Cinderella Samba! The show is a contemporary twist on the classic tale set in the heart of Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. There will also be face painting and free refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anibal Aviles Playground

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M200A Anibal Aviles Playground 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80118365710000000, -73.96283608150000000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Upper Green Side organization to scrap and paint the railings at the East River Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 759-6895

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78290176391601600, -73.94390106201172000 Thu, 04 May 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Boro Bike Tour Watch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party Date: May 7, 2017

Alice Austen was an early female bicyclist. Watch as thousands of cyclists ride by the museum. Prime photo opportunity!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5e4207df1.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 7, 2017

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

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 19.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 7, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/sunday-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness With Fido]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fitness-with-fido http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fitness-with-fido Date: May 7, 2017

Fitness with Fido combines your love of fitness with the love of your canine companion. This program creates workout programs that are designed to tone, strengthen and burn fat while having your dog by your side helping you along the way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 796-4541

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Seton Falls Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nature-exploration-seton-falls-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nature-exploration-seton-falls-park Date: May 7, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers and explore one of NYC's hidden treasures!

Named for Elizabeth Seton, the first American to be canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church, Seton Falls Park is a lesser-known gem in the Bronx with a rich history and diverse ecosystem. A former estate and Revolutionary War battle site, the park hosts a marshland which supports many birds, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as metamorphic rock outcroppings and cliffs, and a pristine temperate forest.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.88827409831800000, -73.84172189235700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4eb4060976.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[In Search of Something Special]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/in-search-of-something-special http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/in-search-of-something-special Date: May 7, 2017

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts and activities designed for children of all abilities.

Sponsored by the Community Advisory Board, Queens Museum, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6565

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Spring Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/heather-garden-spring-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/heather-garden-spring-tour Date: May 7, 2017

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne. Learn about the plants currently in bloom and the garden's history. Compare the Heather Garden with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590242964002d.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 7, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/spring-garden-tours Date: May 7, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b463b4343de.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival Date: May 7, 2017

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson's 2017 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers and opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05cb2b95ef.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: May 7, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Up, Down & Around by Katherine Ayres, followed by a seed planting.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd4611f112.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/seining Date: May 7, 2017

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f2c7642ab.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Signing: Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book by Elizabeth Uhlig]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing Date: May 7, 2017

The Queens Historical Society is proud to host Elizabeth Uhlig for her book signing event, highlighting her work Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book, a collection of poems about toys of ages past.

She is just as an accomplished artist as she is a writer; she illustrated the entire book herself! Pick up a copy of the book to have signed by this talented scholar.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee6eab91e71.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Quintet at Historic Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house Date: May 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Tottenville Historic Society Jane's Walk Biddle's Grove: Temperance to Tugs, the Staten Island Philharmonic quintet will be performing classical pieces from the waterfront porch of the historic H.H. Biddle House overlooking Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill.

Pack a picnic, bring a chair, invite a friend and settle in for an enchanted late afternoon. Limited chairs available.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f7b7c4eeee7.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Coffeehouse Concert: The Johnson Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/good-coffeehouse-concert-the-johnson-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/good-coffeehouse-concert-the-johnson-girls Date: May 7, 2017

The Good Coffeehouse is pleased to present the next installment of their monthly music series with The Johnson Girls. The Johnson Girls is an energetic all-woman a cappella ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. With a sound that has been called “exciting,” “haunting,” and “uplifting”, the Johnson Girls give performances that bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.

About The Johnson Girls
Each of The Johnson Girls brings a specialty and style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian, French, and Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more. The Johnson Girls bring a unique interpretation to their repertoire while preserving the traditional roots of their music. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls have performed at major festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, and more across the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Europe, and have performed live on Oscar Brand’s radio show, France Bleu radio, and appeared on French TV.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f90d6447089.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 11:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Chill On The Hill Featuring Jenny Bruce]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/chill-on-the-hill-feat-jenny-bruce http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/chill-on-the-hill-feat-jenny-bruce Date: May 7, 2017

On the first Sunday of each Summer month, come enjoy a late afternoon of live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. This month’s featured artist is Jenny Bruce.

This event is free and open to the public! For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5903be7a81a02.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: SING!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: May 7, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

From the creators of Despicable Weeds, in this delightful 2016 animated feature, Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. This film features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Seth MacFarlane.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: P.S. 399

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.64745781140700000, -73.95365653313500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59090887c6430.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay Date: May 8, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center. The torch will then depart from Prospect Park on May 9 at 9:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • McCarren Play Center - 7:00 a.m.
  • Metropolitan Recreation Center: 7:30 a.m.
  • McLauglin Park - 8:00 a.m.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall - 8:15 p.m.
  • Red Hook Recreation Center - 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunet Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center - 10:30 a.m. arrival time

Please join us for the 2nd send off of the torch on May 9th or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • Prospect Park - Park Circle (at Parkside and Coney Island) - 9:45 a.m. departure
  • Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Ave - Emblem Health - 10:00 a.m.
  • St. Johns Recreation Center - 10:20 a.m.
  • Osbourne Park - 10:50 a.m.
  • Brownsville Recreation Center -11:00 a.m.

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: McLaughlin Park,Brooklyn Borough Hall,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center,Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B061, B085, B126, B058, B087 McLaughlin Park, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 7:00 am 10:30 am 40.69649887084961000, -73.98609924316406000; 40.69250106811523400, -73.99099731445312000; 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f5251662caa.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 8, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 8, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 8, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 8, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 Date: May 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry with Dos Madres Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-poetry-with-dos-madres-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-poetry-with-dos-madres-press Date: May 9, 2017

Enjoy live poetry readings from Daniel Shapiro, Ruth Handel, David M. Katz, and Maxine Silverman, produced in partnership with Dos Madres Press

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900bab223fa1.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 9, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST