NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:43:41 GMT <![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 12, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: April 12, 2016

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 the Parks Department, 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 go to: 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 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/3-to-6-club Date: April 12, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: April 12, 2016

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up-close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f965965870b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 12, 2016

Participants of all ages will create paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 11:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: April 13, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 13, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 13, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 13, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-13 2016-04-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 13, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 13, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642426fefa1a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/3-to-6-club Date: April 13, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-13 2016-04-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Astoria Health Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/community-input-meeting-astoria-health-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/13/community-input-meeting-astoria-health-playground Date: April 13, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Astoria Health Playground in Long Island City, Queens.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens

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2016-04-13 2016-04-13 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.76802630000000000, -73.92873920000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 14, 2016

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 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 14, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 14, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: April 14, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 14, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-14 2016-04-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 14, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: April 14, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Day (For School Groups)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/adaptive-sports-day-for-school-groups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/adaptive-sports-day-for-school-groups Date: April 14, 2016

School groups can participate in a day of adaptive sports.

Please call (718) 353-7853f or more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 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 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: April 14, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 14, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/nature-exploration Date: April 14, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 14, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: April 14, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: April 14, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: April 14, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: April 14, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/learn-to-rideadults Date: April 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.

Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f1695c1a4cc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 14, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/3-to-6-club Date: April 14, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Week of the Young Child]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/week-of-the-young-child http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/week-of-the-young-child Date: April 14, 2016

On Artsy Thursday, celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making.

At this workshop, children develop creativity, social skills, and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

Best for ages 3-9.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 716-1128

Location: Phipps Neighborhoods (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83887894826200000, -73.90009641647300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570fd5dde61b2.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 14, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Westchester Town - Bronx Beginnings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/exhibition-opening-westchester-town-bronx-beginnings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/exhibition-opening-westchester-town-bronx-beginnings Date: April 14, 2016

The exhibition is based on the Ferris-Doherty Collection, one of the largest and most historically important collections of The Bronx County Historical Society. It consists of photographs, documents, furnishings, textiles and personal memorabilia dating back over 300 years. These diverse examples of material culture shine a light on not only the personal lives of the many generations in this family, but also on the history and heritage of the settlement of the Town of Westchester, as well as of The Bronx, since its 17th century foundation.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 or by email at administration@bronxhistoricalsociety.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 14, 2016

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Post Easter Special: All about Eggs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/city-chicken-institute-post-easter-special-all-about-eggs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/city-chicken-institute-post-easter-special-all-about-eggs Date: April 14, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. Join a detailed discussion about how eggs are made, and oddities that can occur.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-04-14 2016-04-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc126f3d736.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Lt. Petrosino Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/community-input-meeting-lt-petrosino-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/community-input-meeting-lt-petrosino-park Date: April 14, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Lt. Petrosino Park in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 112

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2016-04-14 2016-04-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.61941500000000000, -74.00057240000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Postponed: Public Meeting on Staten Island's Shoreline Parks Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/public-meeting-on-staten-islands-shoreline-parks-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/public-meeting-on-staten-islands-shoreline-parks-plan Date: April 14, 2016

Please note: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Learn more about the Shoreline Parks Plan and provide your input on the refined designs. NYC Parks’ consultants will be sharing refined conceptual designs for an overall plan to adapt our shoreline parks (from Fort Wadsworth to Great Kills Park) to the Army Corps’ planned protective seawall. Provide your feedback, share your ideas and tell us what’s most important to you in your shoreline parks. Everyone is welcome at this event, and refreshments will be served.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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, and dogs—all are welcome!

On-site registration begins at 6:45 p.m.

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 2016-04-14 2016-04-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1567c3826.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 15, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 15, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Senior Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-15 2016-04-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for WellnessSpring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series Date: April 15, 2016

Ann Casapini brings twenty years of experience as a certified instructor to lead offerings that invigorate and rejuvenate. Each gentle level-one class includes an overall workout, a specific area of focus, a short meditation, and deep relaxation. Ten classes; class size limited to 12.Please bring your own mat.

Registration and pre-payment is required. Pleasse call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 8:30 am 9:45 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 15, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 15, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-15 2016-04-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 15, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: April 15, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 15, 2016

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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Toddler Ballet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/toddler-ballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/toddler-ballet Date: April 15, 2016

Toddlers can learn the basics in ballet from a professsional dancer. The 3 - 5 year olds will do stretches and poses. This is a great program to teach your child focus. The class is free but children must get a free membership to the recreation center. To sign up, please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov or just show up.

The program will run through April and May. Please have children dressed in comfortable clothing (no jeans). Guardians must stay with children.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707e0c256c5c.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 15, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/nature-exploration Date: April 15, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 15, 2016

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com or by calling the Manhattan Fencing Center at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be aged 16 years or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571018db1f1dd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 15, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 15, 2016

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/3-to-6-club Date: April 15, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 15, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c0598b89b6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Almost: Spring Candlelight Ghost Tour of Manhattan's Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/dark-days-of-almostspring-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/dark-days-of-almostspring-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: April 15, 2016

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2015)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 16, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 16, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 16, 2016

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.

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: April 16, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/walk-randalls-island Date: April 16, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Meeting points

April 16 - Base of 103rd St. Bridge
May 21 - Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000; 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9670fe0ea7.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, Recycleday and Friends of Inwood Hill Park invite you to join neighbors and volunteers in removing litter and painting the fence at Payson Playground in Inwood Hill Park.

To register for this project, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Inwood Hill Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92880249023438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Udalls Cove Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-udalls-cove-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-udalls-cove-preserve Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee to help clean up Udalls Cove Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Aurora Pond (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77303276026000000, -73.74468539197500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Cares Day: Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-cares-day-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-cares-day-spring Date: April 16, 2016

Come join us to give back to the community by helping to beautify Crotona Park. Every little bit helps the environment and makes the park more welcoming and presentable for the community.

We’ll be painting, mulching, pruning, and cleaning throughout the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 16, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Powell's Cove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-powells-cove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-powells-cove Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16th, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: 138th Pl & 11th Ave (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78821945190430000, -73.83127593994140000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-marine-park Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59510040283203000, -73.92759704589844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92880249023438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Mount Loretto]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-mount-loretto http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-mount-loretto Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Kenny Road

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2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50969870000000000, -74.21808570000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: April 16, 2016

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to beautify and clean New Dorp Beach. The Friends will be doing litter removal along Cedar Grove Avenue, as well as cleaning up and weeding the garden area. Volunteers will also help spread woodchips around the trees in the area. We look forward to a great day of spring cleaning in New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parking lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Cleaning at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-cleaning-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-cleaning-at-the-battery Date: April 16, 2016

Celebrate spring with a tour highlighting the new blooms in The Battery’s vast perennial gardens. Learn how to make natural household cleaners using herbs and other ingredients you already have in your kitchen! All materials will be provided.

RSVP here to receive location details and up-to-the-minute updates about this workshop.

Workshops at The Battery invites New Yorkers to participate in hands-on activities, tour the gardens, and learn something new at Manhattan’s birthplace park. All workshops are family-friendly and take place on the third Saturday of the month.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ebb2201671.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cadman Plaza Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-cadman-plaza-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-cadman-plaza-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cadman Park Conservancy to help care for Cadman Plaza Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69841766357422000, -73.99069976806640000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of South Oxford to help care for South Oxford Park. There will also be a musical performance for children. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stage Area (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68369342654400000, -73.97256314754500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bell Blvd Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-bell-blvd-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-bell-blvd-malls Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bayside Hills Civic Association to help clean up Bell Blvd Malls. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue Mall (in Bell Malls)

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Q268 Bell Malls 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75248579624500000, -73.76459767073200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/highland-park-community-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/highland-park-community-garden-open-house Date: April 16, 2016

Join our Community Gardeners as they welcome spring with workshops and tours of the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/tai-chi-chuan Date: April 16, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3816aa08e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with Mini Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences Date: April 16, 2016

With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks, and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs.

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: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3d4a7d35e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Shop: Spring Basket Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo Date: April 16, 2016

Join Wave Hill's Shop staff for informal, drop-in workshops in the Courtyard of The Shop, and learn how to design sweet seasonal centerpieces for your spring table, including plants and decorative elements available for purchase.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3dd0e6774.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 16, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: April 16, 2016

Join Con Edison and New York Cares to help make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum beautiful. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/birding-spring-migration Date: April 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.66740036010742000, -73.97260284423828000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: April 16, 2016

Note: This project has been rescheduled from 4/2/16

This It's My Park season, Friends of Art Park Alliance, together with Young Buck's Sports, 111th Old Timers, Casabe Houses, and Sylvan Court Home Owners Association, invite you to join neighbors and volunteers in painting, mulching, and removing litter at Harlem Art Park.

To register for this project, please email Barbara Nikonorow at barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Harlem Art Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 16, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Spring on the Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-spring-on-the-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-spring-on-the-esplanade Date: April 16, 2016

Ring in the spring at Sherman Creek Park's beautiful Cherry Tree Esplanade. Help us get our trees, lawn, and garden beds ready for the full spring season by adding mulch and compost, cutting back perennials and more.

To RSVP email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/learn-to-rideadults Date: April 16, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f18b2b5c225.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 16, 2016

To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.

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

Bring your camera and get inspired by nature on this guided walk.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 16, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 16, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 16, 2016

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3e3579869.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT