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 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:09:48 GMT <![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 30, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic Date: March 30, 2018

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

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 30, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 30, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-30 2018-03-30 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 30, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Details

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/kids-express Date: March 30, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-30 2018-03-30 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/30/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

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

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 31, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7486c8a46b9.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[WBO Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/wbo-spring-egg-hunt Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6dde99add7b.png Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 31, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/coming-to-america Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Details

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

For weather cancellation, 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 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-31 2018-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Harbortown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-harbortown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/31/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-harbortown Date: March 31, 2018

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

About Harbortown

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-31 2018-03-31 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f87db3fc9.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: April 1, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 1, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-01 2018-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 2, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 2, 2018

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

Details

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 2, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-02 2018-04-02 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-04-03 2018-04-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 3, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/spring-break-activities-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/spring-break-activities-for-kids Date: April 3, 2018

Children can get their hands dirty as they sift and search through our Exploration Station. Enjoy a series of activities that are appropriate for children of all ages!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-03 2018-04-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c90c2303a7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 3, 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 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-04-03 2018-04-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/03/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-03 2018-04-03 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: April 4, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 4, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour Date: April 4, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of rare habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

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, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.

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: 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 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844903e9e23.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: April 4, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 4, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/spring-break-activities-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/spring-break-activities-for-kids Date: April 4, 2018

Children can get their hands dirty as they sift and search through our Exploration Station. Enjoy a series of activities that are appropriate for children of all ages!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-04 2018-04-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c90c2303a7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 4, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Tour starts 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: Wood-chipped trails and some hills
Length of Tour: approximately 75 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: No dogs, please.

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Spruce-up for Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/spring-spruceup-for-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/spring-spruceup-for-street-trees Date: April 4, 2018

Street trees do much to improve our environment but often receive little care. Learn best practices for spring spruce-up to improve tree health and resilience. Includes remediation techniques for overly deep soil, mulch maintenance, and touch plant suggestions.

Please note: Pre-registration is required at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7250

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: April 4, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-04-04 2018-04-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: April 5, 2018

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational day where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-05 2018-04-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cac2fb67ac.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: April 5, 2018

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

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-04-05 2018-04-05 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs Date: April 5, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 5, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-04-05 2018-04-05 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: April 5, 2018

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

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-04-05 2018-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/spring-break-activities-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/spring-break-activities-for-kids Date: April 5, 2018

Children can get their hands dirty as they sift and search through our Exploration Station. Enjoy a series of activities that are appropriate for children of all ages!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-05 2018-04-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c90c2303a7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Paula Hampton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-paula-hampton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/05/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-paula-hampton Date: April 5, 2018

Join us for live jazz with Paula Hampton, swinging drummer, bandleader and from one of the great jazz families!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and open to all!

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-04-05 2018-04-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a0dbecfcaf.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: April 6, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-04-06 2018-04-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: April 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic Date: April 6, 2018

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

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 6, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-04-06 2018-04-06 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/spring-break-activities-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/spring-break-activities-for-kids Date: April 6, 2018

Children can get their hands dirty as they sift and search through our Exploration Station. Enjoy a series of activities that are appropriate for children of all ages!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-06 2018-04-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c90c2303a7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 6, 2018

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

Details

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: April 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e2124a46b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 7, 2018

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: April 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families-statues-and-monuments Date: April 7, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a82034d737db.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: April 7, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/fruit-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/fruit-tree-care Date: April 7, 2018

Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your garden? This workshop will cover the basics of maintaining healthy fruit trees year-round with an emphasis on the current spring season. We will cover best practices for maximizing fruit production. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands on practice in assessing and caring for fruit trees in a community garden. Hand pruners will be provided to participants from registered GreenThumb garden groups – distribution will be limited to one pair per garden group.

Please note: You must pre-register to attend. Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Little Green Garden/Rock Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82319448494600000, -73.91351228952400000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:44:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 7, 2018

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

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: $15 (Members $10) (Tickets available on-site with credit card unless tour is sold-out); Last Saturday of every month is free with registration.
To purchase tickets, please click here!

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:29:56 EST