NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 May 2018 18:37:43 GMT <![CDATA[Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/top-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/top-clinics Date: May 26, 2018

Join T.O.P Soccer every Saturday morning at Shoelace Park to enjoy free soccer clinics from 9:00am to 11:00am. T.O.P Clinics are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer. Our qualified and interpersonal coaches incorporate mind, individual, and team building exercises to engage our future leaders.

Classes will begin with stimulating warm-ups followed by various soccer station drills then culminate with a scrimmage game and re-cap of the session. The safety of all children will be ensured during sessions as activities are geared towards having fun in a non-competitive environment.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (914) 434-0958

Location: Shoelace Park Benches

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.88000106811500000, -73.86810302734400000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint the Rainbow Mural with Friends of Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground Date: May 26, 2018

Join the Friends of Forest Park with artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung at the Greenhouse Playground to paint the Rainbow Mural. This is a family-friendly event. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers.

Located off the Woodhaven Boulevard entrance to Forest Park, the Rainbow Mural will be a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact friendsofforestpark@yahoo.com or amandalongstudio@gmail.com.

Please note: Due to weather, this event was rescheduled from Saturday, May 19 to Saturday, May 26.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenhouse Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70141178691900000, -73.85612297058100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad0bec29382f.jpg Fri, 18 May 2018 10:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: May 26, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Lemon Creek Park Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51213603882600000, -74.19763332605400000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bush Terminal Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-bush-terminal-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-bush-terminal-park Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with St. Michael's Church to clean the shoreline at Bush Terminal Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 581-3941

Location: Bush Terminal Park

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65444807667800000, -74.01672906878700000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-sunset-park Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with St. Michael's Church to beautify Sunset Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-581-3941

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64860153198242000, -74.00299835205078000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Allison Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean and beautify Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 248-4838

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

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/2018-amazing-bronx-river-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/2018-amazing-bronx-river-flotilla Date: May 26, 2018

Please note: This event has previously scheduled for Saturday, May 26 but was postponed due to weather.

Join the Bronx River Alliance for the 2018 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla, "A 5-mile Paddle for the River"!

The Flotilla is a one-of-a-kind adventure and fun celebration of our efforts to reclaim the Bronx River. It also raises crucial funds to support our 2018 Canoe Program, so we can offer free and reduced cost paddling adventures for Bronx children and families.

Greet the paddlers and enjoy FREE activities from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Riverside Park. For more information, take a look at the FAQs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4602

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard,Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000; 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6deef8ec70.gif Fri, 18 May 2018 16:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 26, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45c9d1662.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience - Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-sports-experience-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-sports-experience-basketball-clinic Date: May 26, 2018

Summer Sports Experience is a free program open to the public. These basketball clinics are geared towards 6 - 13 years old. The program will run 5 weeks, starting May 26 - June 23. Please come dressed in active wear.

6 - 9 years old Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
10 - 13 years old Saturdays 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to sign up.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:15 am 11:00 am 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Tue, 15 May 2018 10:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga Date: May 26, 2018

Socrates offers Vinyasa Yoga presented by 3 unique practioners with varying styles and backgrounds: 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are taught by Jennifer Batson, 11:00 a.m. Saturday classes by Morgan Miller; Sunday classes are led by Yojaida Estrella. In all classes, participants flow through a series of connected yoga poses with an awareness of the breath in this welcoming waterfront environment of nature and art.

Yoga classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[DogSpeak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/dogspeak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/dogspeak Date: May 26, 2018

Learn how to communicate better with your dog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: May 26, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Mon, 14 May 2018 17:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Flow in Hudson Yards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga-flow-in-hudson-yards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga-flow-in-hudson-yards Date: May 26, 2018

Want to flow through your chaturanga with views of NYC's future mega-neighborhood? From May through September, Hudson Park will be hosting a yoga series every Saturday morning.

The HY/HK BID provides mats and blocks for the first 20 participants. These classes are free and open to the public.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 Tue, 15 May 2018 14:44:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky Date: May 26, 2018

With watercolor brush in hand, find a place to perch and view the vistas unique to Wave Hill. What do you see flying off in the wild blue yonder? Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, using brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4afdd7c2ee.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Zimmerman Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-zimmerman-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-zimmerman-playground Date: May 26, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Zimmerman Playground to plant shrubs and flowers to enhance and beautify our newly fenced off area for a garden at Zimmerman Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zimmerman Playground

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X087 Zimmerman Playground 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.86869812011719000 Thu, 03 May 2018 17:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 26, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77730802357100000, -73.92414093017600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac68329e17e4.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-gardens Date: May 26, 2018

Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park’s only formal garden. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9db25c3c7a1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: May 26, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: May 26, 2018

Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da35ed128f.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 26, 2018

New riders aged 5 years and older learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Bring your bike and helmet!

Please note: Reservations are required, please visit bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids to register.

First come, first trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike Path at 135th Street

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:30 am 4:30 pm 40.82149887085000000, -73.95880126953100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da5267e88c.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fungus Walk with Expert Mycologist Paul Sadowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/spring-fungus-walk-with-expert-mycologist-paul-sadowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/spring-fungus-walk-with-expert-mycologist-paul-sadowski Date: May 26, 2018

Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center as he presents a slide presentation on The Role of Fungi in Forest Succession in the Post-Glacial Periods. Then follow Paul on an exploration hike of the forest to seek out mushrooms introduced in the lecture. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during the tour. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

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

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade5191e8b4a.jpg Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:29:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/yoga1 Date: May 26, 2018

Socrates offers Vinyasa Yoga presented by 3 unique practioners with varying styles and backgrounds: 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are taught by Jennifer Batson, 11:00 a.m. Saturday classes by Morgan Miller; Sunday classes are led by Yojaida Estrella. In all classes, participants flow through a series of connected yoga poses with an awareness of the breath in this welcoming waterfront environment of nature and art.

Yoga classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

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 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:29:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Closing Reception and Performance: Capucine Bourcart's Public Artwork LINOUQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/closing-reception-and-performance-capucine-bourcarts-public-artwork-linouq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/closing-reception-and-performance-capucine-bourcarts-public-artwork-linouq Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks for the closing event of the public artwork LINOUQ by Capucine Bourcart. From 2008 to 2012, Capucine Bourcart walked every street in Manhattan, from State Street to 220th Street, taking photographic details of walls along her route. This collection of photographs was used to create a photo-assemblage made of 4,170 metal squares that has hung from a chain link fence in a design inspired by Native Americans, the island’s first inhabitants.

The closing will feature a performance by Delwin Fiddler, Jr. of Lakota Performing Arts Program, with Native American flute, grass dance, and double beat.

This exhibition is made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79347085208300000, -73.93724799156200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b0307b9a070d.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 13:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 26, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Art Park Alliance to do a general clean up and planting at Harlem Art Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Fri, 18 May 2018 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Stewardship Day for the Old Access Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/trails-stewardship-day-for-the-old-access-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/trails-stewardship-day-for-the-old-access-trail Date: May 26, 2018

Volunteer with NYC Parks as we care for the Old Access Trail in Highbridge Park! Join our effort to make the trail of Highbridge Park more accessible, and sustainable through trash pickup.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email Irina.Bright@parks.nyc.gov. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: West 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83802512090800000, -73.93622896075200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aff1aa7b45e2.JPG Fri, 18 May 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier Date: May 26, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Music For Land to clean the shoreline at Valentino Pier. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01740264892578000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: May 26, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

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

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 26, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. It is an NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da1a01125a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour Date: May 26, 2018

Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks.

Participants chosen by lottery. To register for this event, please visit Urban Park Ranger Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, May 16.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9e44c4fa1.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron Date: May 26, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing during particular seasons.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9da838446.jpg Thu, 10 May 2018 14:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/learn-to-ride Date: May 26, 2018

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 https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 Wed, 02 May 2018 09:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 26, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 26, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs. Handicap access to the Conservatory Garden requires entering the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, then entering the Garden at the northwest gate.
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Pre-registration required as space is limited.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Conservation Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/conservation-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/conservation-hike Date: May 26, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation Date: May 26, 2018

Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da3f20803e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 26, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Sculpting Holograms with HoloCenter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpting-holograms-with-holocenter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop-sculpting-holograms-with-holocenter Date: May 26, 2018

Celebrate the International Day of Light by creating a sculpture and then capturing it as a hologram in 3D with laser light! Join Dr. Martina Mrongovius from the Center for the Holographic Arts – HoloCenter to explore light, shadow, and form in this unique workshop.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact Socrates Sculpture Park the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956.1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Mon, 07 May 2018 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Commit to Be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/commit-to-be-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/commit-to-be-fit Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Adrienne E. Adams for a fun-filled day of activities including Zumba and other fitness demonstrations, obstacle courses, inflatables, relay races, music, and a spin cycle class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Tue, 15 May 2018 10:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: CONSUMATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/arts-culture-fun-consumata1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/arts-culture-fun-consumata1 Date: May 26, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: This event was previously scheduled for Saturday, May 19 and was postponed due to weather.

Join us for a concert with CONSUMATA as we kick off the Bronx River Alliance paddling season. Check out bronxriver.org/flotilla for more fun activities during the day. CONSUMATA is a Brooklyn-based band to make you dance. Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-renge, dubbed out tarantellas. Come and enjoy the music.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1831

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road (in Hunts Point Riverside Park)

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.81769943237305000, -73.88130187988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad657ab9d710.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 11:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Kayak the Bay!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/kayak-the-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/kayak-the-bay Date: May 26, 2018

Join the Waterfront Alliance for a unique experience as you navigate your way through Little Bay's scenic views.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Bay Park Kayak/Canoe Launch Site (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79122004437400000, -73.78236234188100000 Fri, 18 May 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 26, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

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 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Cafe Fuerte Mujeres Fuerte: Telling Our Stories - Vision Board Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/cafe-fuerte-mujeres-fuerte-telling-our-stories-vision-board-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/cafe-fuerte-mujeres-fuerte-telling-our-stories-vision-board-workshop Date: May 26, 2018

This workshop will be part two of the Telling Our Stories writing workshop.

The participants from the fall workshop will be encouraged to return for the spring workshop to review their stories and will be invited to create a personal vision board based on their stories and what they are wishing to accomplish today. We will look at our dreams and aspirations and how we can visualize those dreams. Each vision board will be their own creation and each will be invited to share with the group what they create and how the vision board relates to their story.

Boards and supplies will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to bring pictures they would like to use which represent their stories and vision. The workshop includes a discussion on vision boards and the purpose followed by participants working on their boards and sharing with the group.

Please note: This workshop is open to women aged 50 and older, with accomodations for 15-20 participants only. Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tour of Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/free-tour-of-washington-square-park Date: May 26, 2018

For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for a free tour, and learn about this iconic park's past and present.

Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the unmistakable monuments, and the many people that have made the park the cultural hub that it is today.

This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb5bf03caa4.png Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: May 26, 2018

Kids create fun paper crafts as gifts and to take home.

  • May: Mother's Day Greeting Cards and Art Inspired by May
  • June: Paper Plate Sun Summer Crafts

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 07 May 2018 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: May 26, 2018

Join us for fun farm art projects that you can create and take home! All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7cf950380.png Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/gallery-tour Date: May 26, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Miguel's Summer Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/miguels-summer-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/miguels-summer-kick-off Date: May 26, 2018

Summer starts...now! Kick-off your summer with a party hosted by Miguel. Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Miguel’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Dance, music, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Please note: This event is free and all guests are free to enter the park. Rides and games at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village cost one ticket and can be purchased individually or in bundles for discounts. 1 ticket costs $3.50, 3 tickets cost $10, and 10 tickets cost $30 (save $5).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70050468126300000, -73.85659235715900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b041a4a6dc9b.jpg Wed, 23 May 2018 11:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weedy Nomad: A Performative Field Study]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/weedy-nomad-a-performative-field-study http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/weedy-nomad-a-performative-field-study Date: May 26, 2018

Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition, join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for an interactive workshop and ecological field study of the Windmill Community Garden. Help us archive and engage with the garden’s multispecies life. Learn strategies for bioremediation, wild plant mapping, soil quality testing, and assessing the health of urban landscapes. We’ll pay particular attention to the unwanted plants and organisms we consider weeds, noting the edges and borders of the garden as spaces for interspecies collaboration and indicators of climate change adaptation. As we observe together, we’ll also experiment with forms of movement and dance to communicate with plants and other nonhumans – imagining the body as a site for scientific inquiry. At the end of the workshop we hope you’ll feel inspired to conduct similar field studies in your own neighborhood, and add to our collective research on NYC’s changing ecology.

The workshop is open to all, no prior knowledge needed! We encourage you to wear clothing you can move in, and don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecbd7e48fd8.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

Details

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

For weather cancellation, 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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: May 26, 2018

Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair on Friday evenings.

Photo credit: Adela Loconte.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4ef281dc15.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-coco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-coco Date: May 26, 2018

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

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Come early! Before this screening we will have complimentary ice cream, popcorn, face painters and more activities related to the movie.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:30 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, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: William F. Passannante Ballfield

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M120A William F. Passannante Ballfield 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72854963082300000, -74.00223648750900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae7527f05793.gif Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man Homecoming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman-homecoming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman-homecoming Date: May 26, 2018

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

Spider-Man learns the ropes of being a superhero under the tutelage of Tony Stark, all while juggling his responsibilities as high schooler Peter Parker. Eager to prove himself to Stark, Parker soon gets tangled up with a villain known as the Vulture. Rated PG-13.

Come early! Before this screening we will have arts & crafts activities related to the movie.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Sol Bloom Playground

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M244 Sol Bloom Playground 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.78969955444336000, -73.96880340576172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae7637799e86.gif Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jaws Date: May 26, 2018

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

An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada3c14dc76d.jpg Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-coco1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-coco1 Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but neither alcohol nor smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 8:00 pm 10:00 am 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc7d0973556.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle1 Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but neither alcohol nor smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Franz Sigel Park

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X047 Franz Sigel Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 8:00 pm 10:00 am 40.82249832153320000, -73.92739868164062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc80b31c3ed.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movie-under-the-stars-finding-dory1 Date: May 26, 2018

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

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

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Gorman Playground

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Q085 Gorman Playground 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76240158081055000, -73.88420104980469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68ae9b35ef.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure Date: May 26, 2018

Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique.

Participants selected by lottery. To register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registration page. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, May 16.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle Date: May 26, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

In this update of the wonderful 1995 adventure, four high school kids discover and that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. This hilarious film stars, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: P.S. 249

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.64955490000000000, -73.96650600000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade2b57d11dc.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 27, 2018

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 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: May 27, 2018

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 20

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Tue, 08 May 2018 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Month of Sundays at Genesis Community Garden Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/month-of-sundays-at-genesis-community-garden-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/month-of-sundays-at-genesis-community-garden-bronx Date: May 27, 2018

Genesis Community Garden Bronx (GCGB) is having a month of Sundays to invite all gardeners to contribute to the work needed to restore balance and harmony to our once beautiful and bountiful garden oasis in the Bronx

Please share our invitation to all gardeners, letting the know that GCGB is a working garden once again.

Beginning April 29 and every Sunday during the month of May we will gather at 1183 Franklin Avenue in the Bronx from 9:00 a.m. until around 5:00 p.m. to help re-establish GCGB. Please lend us two hands and a smile, and join us in working together.

For any questions on this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello, Genesis Garden Coordinator, by email at GenesisCommunityGardenBronx@gmail.com or phone at (929) 331-0064.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 331-0064

Location: Genesis Community Garden

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/yoga Date: May 27, 2018

Socrates offers Vinyasa Yoga presented by 3 unique practioners with varying styles and backgrounds: 9:30 a.m. Saturday classes are taught by Jennifer Batson, 11:00 a.m. Saturday classes by Morgan Miller; Sunday classes are led by Yojaida Estrella. In all classes, participants flow through a series of connected yoga poses with an awareness of the breath in this welcoming waterfront environment of nature and art.

Yoga classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/family-art-project-at-home-in-the-sky Date: May 27, 2018

With watercolor brush in hand, find a place to perch and view the vistas unique to Wave Hill. What do you see flying off in the wild blue yonder? Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, using brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4b04305c26.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: May 27, 2018

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 20

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

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 27, 2018

Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society
Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of BUGS through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. Donations are welcome.

Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom!
Join us as we explore the life cycles of insects with a focus on how caterpillars morph into moths and butterflies. We will also learn how to can support our local pollinators at home through Citizen Science.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaae2092454f.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/birding Date: May 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9e8fe2b1b.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: May 27, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Food Sources]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/outdoor-skills-food-sources http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/outdoor-skills-food-sources Date: May 27, 2018

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

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island 1680-2018: Historic Houses of Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/staten-island-16802018-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/staten-island-16802018-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park Date: May 27, 2018

Conference House Park is a great destination for both park and history buffs. Located at the southernmost point of New York State, this park houses four historic buildings that trace the history of the borough over the course of three centuries. Join the Rangers for an interpretive trip through Staten Island history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9f1b49455.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 27, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pack Hike with Your Pup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/pack-hike-with-your-pup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/pack-hike-with-your-pup Date: May 27, 2018

Join us for a "Pack Hike"! It's a fun way to socialize with your dog while getting the exercise you both need.

This hike is approximately 2 miles long. All dogs must be on a leash 6 feet or shorter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af06e6724c88.png Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/sunday-tai-chi Date: May 27, 2018

Best practiced outdoors, Tai Chi is a moving experience that exercises the body, relaxes the spirit, uplifts the heart, and heals the soul. Classes at Socrates are taught by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

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 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:59:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 27, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: May 27, 2018

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 20

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

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 27, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza Date: May 27, 2018

Fierce feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art, and activism.

Features:

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da56534032.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays Date: May 27, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96c65a480e.JPG Thu, 03 May 2018 14:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/spring-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/spring-garden-walk Date: May 27, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf9f55c6bd1.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 27, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park.

We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.

Optional registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 27, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

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 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 27, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/gallery-tour Date: May 27, 2018

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

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 27, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Weedy Nomad: A Walking Tour of LIC’s Forgotten Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/weedy-nomad-a-walking-tour-of-lics-forgotten-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/weedy-nomad-a-walking-tour-of-lics-forgotten-landscapes Date: May 27, 2018

Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition, join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for a walking tour of Long Island City’s overlooked green spaces and marginal ecologies. Starting at the Windmill Community Garden, we’ll begin to observe, engage with, and map nearby vacant lots, tree pits, sidewalk cracks and highway medians. Together we’ll learn how to identify a range of spontaneous urban plants (aka weeds) and experiment with forms of movement and dance to engage with each weedy space and territory. Along the way we’ll also consider how the language we use to classify these organisms as “exotic” and “alien” has troubling parallels to policies and practices used to marginalize immigrant communities. Despite their status as invasive or dangerous, these plants have immense value and can teach us about climate change adaptation and how to survive NYC’s harsh urban conditions. By the end of the workshop we hope to develop ideas for how to map multispecies life in LIC, and a new understanding of what constitutes a so-called green space or landscape in NYC.

The workshop is open to all, no prior knowledge needed! We encourage you to wear clothing you can move in, and don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aecbf505b43c.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 27, 2018

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

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

Details

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

For weather cancellation, 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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/central-park-tour-the-north-woods Date: May 27, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a835a60ae9be.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Performance and Potluck: Amirtha Kidambi and Jessica Pavone with Supper from Flux Iron Chefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/amirtha-kidambi-and-jessica-pavone-solo-and-duo-sets-with-supper-from-flux-iron-chefs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/amirtha-kidambi-and-jessica-pavone-solo-and-duo-sets-with-supper-from-flux-iron-chefs Date: May 27, 2018

As part of the Wilder LIC Exhibition, Flux Factory will host two performances from artists in the exhibition and potluck afternoons at the Windmill Community Garden.

Performances on May 27th:

  • 4:30 pm – Jessica Pavone (solo set)
  • 5:00 pm – Jessica Pavone / Amirtha Kidambi Duo
  • 5:30 pm – Amirtha Kidambi (solo set)

++ food provided throughout by Flux Iron Chefs!

More information on the artists…

Jessica Pavone (composer, viola, violin, el.bass) has performed in countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. She currently plays with Normal Love, in a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, with Anthony Braxton’s ensembles and as a solo violist. As a composer, The Wire magazine praised her “ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special,” and The New York Times described her music as “distinct and beguiling…its core is steely, and its execution clear.”

Amirtha Kidambi “takes a holistic approach to singing, which can mean treating every element as unfixed: Words can be opened up, rendered nonspecific. Melody can be repeated and frozen and stuck in place. Markings of rhythm can become utterly abstract, freed from cadence.” (New York Times)

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Windmill Community Garden

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2018-05-27 2018-05-27 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75306060000000000, -73.93513430000000000 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants-the-first-epic-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-captain-underpants-the-first-epic-movie Date: May 27, 2018

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

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: The Painter's Playground

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Q306 The Painter's Playground 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72050094604492000, -73.86009979248047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1d6fca90a4.jpg Tue, 08 May 2018 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 28, 2018

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!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees1 Date: May 28, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 28, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 28, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, Heckscher Ballfields, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal.

Details

Meet: Maine Monument (Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park; 59th Street and Central Park West)
Terrain: Route involves a few stairs.
Length of Tour: approximately 120 minutes (2 hours)
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a831b509ee18.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 28, 2018

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Prospect Park Audubon Center, Noon - 4:00 p.m., Free
    Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Discovery Pack, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
    Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
    Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
    Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.
  • Annual Memorial Day Potato Planting, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
    Children’s Corner, $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Supporter membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $150 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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