NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:26:07 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 7, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Brook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: East 141st Street and Brook Avenue (in Brook Park)

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X246 Brook Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80956428781300000, -73.91814327240000000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-brookville-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Soundview Park - Green Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-soundview-park-green-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-soundview-park-green-neighborhood Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82190276208200000, -73.87253659135500000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Tappen Park - Green Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-tappen-park-green-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-tappen-park-green-neighborhood Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bay Street and Canal Street (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62671910875400000, -74.07576477527600000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-inwood-hill-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue (in Maria Hernandez Park)

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70208176350000000, -73.92386913300000000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75351333618164000, -73.88916778564453000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest: Tree Stewardship at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/mulchfest-2017 Date: January 7, 2017

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest! The Stewardship Team is looking for volunteers to help by spreading mulch that is generated during MulchFest around young trees. The mulch will help to insulate the young trees from the cold winter weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhoods around the city. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77669906616200000, -73.92379760742200000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: January 7, 2017

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.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Bottle Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/whimsical-winter-wonder-bottle-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/whimsical-winter-wonder-bottle-painting Date: January 7, 2017

Create your own whimsical work of art on your personal bottle using our Whimsical Winter Wonder... exhibition as inspiration.

Please bring your own bottle. All labels and gummy residue must be removed. Bottles and caps must be clean and dry, inside and out. Please bring plastic bottles for children. Wear clothing that can get messy, as we will be painting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Yoga on the Mat and Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/wellness-workshop-yoga-on-the-mat-and-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/wellness-workshop-yoga-on-the-mat-and-off Date: January 7, 2017

Join Sara Hart from iHart Lens for an introduction to the “Eight Limbs of Yoga.” This interactive workshop includes an overview of the eightfold practice, including pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (yoga poses), and dhyana (meditation). Engage in a conversation about how these elements can enhance both your yoga practice and your everyday life.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834ac95f4067.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: January 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will crochet a cute, stuffed Amigurumi bear to keep or give as a gift. It is important to attend all sessions.

Learn to read and follow pattern for making the Amigurumi Bear.

Materials needed: #4 cotton yarn, size E aluminum crochet hook, tapestry or yarn needle, yarn cutter, clicky row counter (optional), stitch marker, pom pom maker (optional), polyfill to stuff your Amigurumi Bear, buttons for eyes, sewing needle, and sewing thread.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 7, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create adorable arts and crafts items out of paper to take home. Each month you will make a different paper art project.

Themes
January - Paper Tree
February - Valentine Heart Emojis
March - Nature Paper Art

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:15:03 EST
<![CDATA['Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life' Book Signing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/alexander-hamiltons-guide-to-life-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/alexander-hamiltons-guide-to-life-book-signing Date: January 7, 2017

Morris-Jumel Mansion is once again proud to partner with the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA) to celebrate Hamilton’s birthday weekend. This year, author Jeff Wilser will present a reading from his new book Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life, followed by a book singing. Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org for more information and to make a reservation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tastings at Calumet Hall: Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/tastings-at-calumet-hall-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/tastings-at-calumet-hall-punch Date: January 7, 2017

Celebrating the brief period in which the the Morris-Jumel Mansion served as a tavern, come partake in a discussion and tasting of libations synonymous with the colonial period. This month’s focus will be punch.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Old Home/New Stages: Site-Specific Theater at an Historic House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/old-homenew-stages-site-specific-theater-at-an-historic-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/07/old-homenew-stages-site-specific-theater-at-an-historic-house-museum Date: January 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's special exhibition From Silver Spoon to Silver Screen, MJM's Public Programs Manager Vincent Carbone will present a talk focused on creating site-specific theater for an historic house. Carbone was the director of recent productions Awakening In Ink, Alice in Wonderland, and Fancy Me Mad, and he will detail the development process, how each work ties into the history of the house, and the challenges an artist could encounter when creating in similar venues.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-01-07 2017-01-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: January 8, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: January 8, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: January 8, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: January 8, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/winter-birding Date: January 8, 2017

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels are welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834acfe738b5.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello, 2017!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-art-project-create-your-yearhello-2017 Date: January 8, 2017

Imagine who you will be by the end of 2017. What adventures will you have taken in nature? Whose lives will you have touched? Create your own, year-long vision for the year at this signature Wave Hill program and take home your very own hanging calendar.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834ad69388f4.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/mulchfest Date: January 8, 2017

Recycle your Christmas trees at MulchFest!

Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide.

How to "Chip In"

There are two ways you can help:

Chipping Locations
Bring your tree to a chipping site during MulchFest on January 7 and 8. Watch your tree get chipped in front of you, and get a free potpourri bag or a free bag of mulch to take home for your garden. To find a chipping site near you, visit our MulchFest event page.

Drop Off Locations
Can't make it to MulchFest? You can drop off your tree at a designated park from December 31, 2016 through January 8, 2016. To find a drop-off location near you, visit our MulchFest event page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2017-01-08 2017-01-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Nature Center Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail Date: January 8, 2017

Kick off the 2017 Trail of the Month hiking series with an easy, introductory, one-mile hike around the Nature Center trail. Learn how to navigate your way through the Greenbelt while enjoying all of the benefits hiking has to offer.

Registration is recommended. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/family-nature-walk Date: January 8, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834adbd2d012.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Tinkering Lab 2017 First Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/tinkering-lab-2017-first-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/tinkering-lab-2017-first-open-house Date: January 8, 2017

The first Tinker Lab Open House of 2017 will be held on January 8. Participants can come on a drop-in base. On-site registration will be available for the 2017 first spring Tinker Lab class: Electro Light Instrument.

Electro Light Instrument
This project is a further step built on the 2016 fall Bio Bot class. In this new class, participants will make musical instrument. Each key will be a circuit shaped from a mechanical drawing by Lewis H. Latimer. The circuit is complete when the kid touches a key, thus producing sound and light with LEDs!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585affdaad9f1.JPG Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Family Foray and Birdfeeder Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/heather-garden-foray http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/heather-garden-foray Date: January 8, 2017

Start the New Year right by rediscovering the Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area, and learn what plants and birds are prominent in winter.

Find out what plant support the birds in the park. Then, create birdfeeders for your home with artist Jenae Schwartz to help our feathered friends during the cold winter months.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58506f4e515ad.JPG Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/storytime-craft Date: January 8, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-08 2017-01-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abea69cbc5.JPG Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Artists: Wennie Huang and Ed Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/meet-the-artists-wennie-huang-and-ed-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/08/meet-the-artists-wennie-huang-and-ed-go Date: January 8, 2017

Join us at this artist talk in the Tea Room at Wave Hill House. Wennie Huang and Ed Go discuss their eight-year collaborative exchange of image and poetic word. Composed on paper using ink and colored pencil, these works reflect dynamic shifts in various cultural contexts, including food recipes, deconstructed plant and animal taxonomies, politicized gender interactions, and other discourses.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-08 2017-01-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834ae1943e55.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/09/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/09/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 9, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-09 2017-01-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/09/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/09/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 9, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-09 2017-01-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 10, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 10, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 10, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: January 10, 2017

Participants will upcycle and decorate their own personal wine bottles as a personal keepsake or gift for a special someone.

Schedule
January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... use our current exhibition as inspiration for the art.
February: Love is in the air! Decorate your bottle for that special someone in your life
March: The Winds of March (create a piece inspired by March and the coming of Spring)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 10, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: January 10, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 10, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 10, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 10, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: January 10, 2017

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees across all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Resolution: Learn How to Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/new-years-resolution-lets-learn-to-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/new-years-resolution-lets-learn-to-compost Date: January 10, 2017

Make 2017 the year to adopt more environmentally-sustainable habits! Join us for an introductory workshop on composting your food scraps in New York City. We'll be covering what compost is, why it is important, and the many ways that all NYC residents can compost their food scraps.

To register for this workshop, please visit bit.ly/CompostWorkshop.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 477-4022

Location: Sixth Street Community Center

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2017-01-10 2017-01-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72363193449400000, -73.98036147609200000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 10, 2017

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

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, 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: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-01-10 2017-01-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: January 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: January 10, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 10, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-01-10 2017-01-10 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 11, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 11, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: January 11, 2017

Have great fun creating beautiful steampunk art out of old small bottles and jars with their caps. All labels and gummy residue should be removed. Bring old pill bottles, small jelly and jam jars, and containers with tops clean and dry).

Themes
January: Once Upon A Midnight Steamy
February: Punk Love
March: Beware the Winds of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 11, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/recycletoartall-ages Date: January 11, 2017

Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials. For ages 6 years - 12 years and parents.

Themes
January - Paper Cup Polar Bear
February - Button Hearts
March - Paper Plate Flowers

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/exhibition-opening-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/exhibition-opening-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 11, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bc89480bf2.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: January 11, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Aqua Aerobics with Ani R.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/aqua-aerobics-with-ani-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/aqua-aerobics-with-ani-r Date: January 11, 2017

Adults and senior members are invited to come out and dance in the water. Bring your swim cap and bathing suit and join this fun cardio water aerobics class.

Please note: A recreation center embership is required to participate in this program, and registration is strongly suggested. To register, please call (718) 402-5155 or email Michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/11/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 11, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, 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 2017-01-11 2017-01-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 12, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 12, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: January 12, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 12, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 12, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 12, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/creative-3d-arts Date: January 12, 2017

Have fun making 3D items to use for yourself, friends, and family. Each month we will make a 3D item related to the month.

January
Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Steam Punk (Upcyle Art: bring your own small bottles with caps, clean and dry, inside and out; no labels or gummy residue)

February
My Charming Valentine (Shrinky Dink Art) - Make Shrinky Dink earrings or charm to give your heart's desire.

March
Behold the Smiles of March - Spring is in the air! Make a Shrinky Dink smiley face to announce the coming spring.

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Funding Your Garden, Park, or Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/greenthumb-workshop-funding-your-garden-park-or-green-space Date: January 12, 2017

The Partnerships for Parks (PfP) Capacity Fund Grant program provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and event-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks, gardens, and street trees across all five boroughs of New York City. Meet the PfP Grants Team at this information session and learn how this grant, and other fundraising opportunities, can support your community garden work for the year ahead. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Community Foundation

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2017-01-12 2017-01-12 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.67773031274500000, -73.95714302327900000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 12, 2017

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

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-01-12 2017-01-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Fitness Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/shape-up-nycs-fitness-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/12/shape-up-nycs-fitness-party Date: January 12, 2017

Ready to Shape Up? Join us as we begin 2017 with a great workout!

Participants will engage in free fitness class demos, including Zumba, kickboxing, dance fitness, and more! Light refreshments will be served. There will be a few special raffles and plenty of giveaways throughout the night.

We hope to see you there! To register, for this event, please visit Shape Up NYC's Fitness Party on Eventbrite.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-01-12 2017-01-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585006a62501e.jpg Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 13, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 13, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 13, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 13, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/multimedia-artsadults Date: January 13, 2017

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art
February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper
March - Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

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 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 13, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers.

Themes
January - Dream Catcher
February - Caterpillar Heart
March - Pasta Butterfly

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[McCarren Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/mccarren-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/13/mccarren-open-mic Date: January 13, 2017

Enjoy the sounds of DJ I, then grab a cup of coffee and share your poems, songs, stories, and jokes at the McCarren Coffee House Open. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-01-13 2017-01-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58337e0342b74.jpg Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 14, 2017

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 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 14, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/inwood-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/inwood-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: January 14, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bed-Stuy Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/budstuy-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/budstuy-street-tree-care Date: January 14, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for a day of service to care for the street trees in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn! Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 382-5232

Location: John Hancock Playground

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B237 John Hancock Playground 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68230728506000000, -73.95417159058600000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 14, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: January 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: January 14, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: January 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: January 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair1 Date: January 14, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 14, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: January 14, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Hand in Freedom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/family-art-project-a-hand-in-freedom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/family-art-project-a-hand-in-freedom Date: January 14, 2017

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, consider his powerful message of justice and freedom. Trace hands on fabric to cut out and then layer and paste on muslin. Use fabric markers and sprays to embed messages and quotes that speak out for kindness to all. Add to your design with bits of cloth, yarn and felt and lots of freedom.

This event is 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 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5834ae67ce0cd.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/winter-fun Date: January 14, 2017

Winter is a cool time to explore the forest and join in on fun seasonal activities, a craft, and a hike (weather permitting). This program is suitable for ages three to seven with chaperone.

Registration is recommened.To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: January 14, 2017

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.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/winter-family-program-herbal-creations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/winter-family-program-herbal-creations Date: January 14, 2017

In Herbals Creations, participants will learn about the various medicinal, culinary, and practical uses of herbs. Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag and plant an herb to take home!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for ages four to 10, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-14 2017-01-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584acd05eac77.JPG Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-conversation-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/arts-culture-fun-conversation-series Date: January 14, 2017

Join Associate Photo Editor for TIME For KIDS Magazine, TIME Inc., Nataki Alexancer-Hewling, for an afternoon of visual and spoken conversation through innovative multimedia readings. Nataki Alexander-Hewling has worked as a photo professional for over 15 years as Photo Researcher, Editor, and Photographer at Scholastic Inc. and TIME Inc. While at TIME for Kids magazine, Nataki has photographed such notables as Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander, and Pharrell Williams. Nataki is a published writer of children’s book reviews as well as poetry for Dialogue newsletter, and currently blogs for Mommypoppins.com, where she keeps New York City parents in the know about the fun and educational family-friendly activities that happen on Staten Island. As part of the Conversation Series, Nataki’s talk will be followed by an open mic.

Please RSVP to hold your spot at Jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

For more information about Art Lab and their 14th Annual Open Show, visit www.artlabsi.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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2017-01-14 2017-01-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64263090000000000, -74.10191740000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584983ce89ef2.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: January 14, 2017

Participants will crochet a cute, stuffed Amigurumi bear to keep or give as a gift. It is important to attend all sessions.

Learn to read and follow pattern for making the Amigurumi Bear.

Materials needed: #4 cotton yarn, size E aluminum crochet hook, tapestry or yarn needle, yarn cutter, clicky row counter (optional), stitch marker, pom pom maker (optional), polyfill to stuff your Amigurumi Bear, buttons for eyes, sewing needle, and sewing thread.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/14/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 14, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items out of paper to take home. Each month you will make a different paper art project.

Themes
January - Paper Tree
February - Valentine Heart Emojis
March - Nature Paper Art

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-14 2017-01-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST