NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:03:53 GMT <![CDATA[Earth Day of Action at Stars of Hope Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/earth-day-of-action-at-stars-of-hope-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/earth-day-of-action-at-stars-of-hope-garden Date: April 22, 2017

This Earth Day, gather with your neighbors to help spruce up our community garden for the upcoming planting season.

Neighbors will be lending a hand to repair garden boxes and compost bins, redesign front garden entrance, and prune trees and grape vine.

Refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stars of Hope Community Garden

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2017-04-22 2017-04-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.68490500000000000, -73.95071290000000000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Eastern Queens Alliance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/tree-giveaway-with-eastern-queens-alliance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/tree-giveaway-with-eastern-queens-alliance Date: April 22, 2017

This spring, the New York Restoration Project will partner with the members of the Eastern Queens Alliance who work out of Idlewild Park Preserve. Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of nine native tree species, including Tulip Poplar, Serviceberry, Black Tupelo, and more!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

-plant in one of the five boroughs;
-keep trees properly watered and maintained;
-plant your tree in the ground of your yard, community garden, place of worship, and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please register here for your free tree. Note: There is a two tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center

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2017-04-22 2017-04-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65870427058200000, -73.76013920734000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05ddfea28a.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/discovery-walks-for-families-time-travelers Date: April 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f8b3af453.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Elizabeth Street Garden: Seed Bomb Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/elizabeth-street-garden-seed-bomb-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/elizabeth-street-garden-seed-bomb-workshop Date: April 22, 2017

Explore what makes a healthy soil in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about the soil-nutrient cycle and the role compost has in rebuilding soils and encouraging plant growth. Then, participants will make their own Native Wildflower Seed Bombs by combining seeds, clay, and locally-produced compost into small balls perfect for tossing anywhere that needs an extra burst of flowers!

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Elizabeth Street Garden

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2017-04-22 2017-04-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72214508056600000, -73.99466705322300000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night Date: April 22, 2017

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.

When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Imani Uzuri performs!

Space is limited so please RSVP to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64100930966100000, -74.13538718223600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a7221a479e4.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 22, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: April 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: April 22, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/hot-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/hot-compost Date: April 22, 2017

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site.

Come ready to get dirty!

Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a07c37eac.JPG Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Spring Awakening Parade and Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/lungs-spring-awakening-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/22/lungs-spring-awakening-celebration Date: April 22, 2017

Please join us as we celebrate Mother Earth and our community gardens.

Come for the music and poetry as we celebrate until 4:00 p.m., or join us along the parade route and help us welcome spring.

Festivities will begin at noon as we gather at 6B Garden then parade up Avenue B across 12th Street to Avenue C and down to arriving by 2:00 p.m. at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 5th Street between Avenues C and D.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso,6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2017-04-22 2017-04-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72230148315430000, -73.97920227050781000; 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacArthur Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of 49th Street Playground for Spring Cleaning 2017! The volunteers will give the playground equipment at MacArthur Park a good spring cleaning. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 9178688586

Location: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Park)

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M256 MacArthur Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75230026245117000, -73.96520233154297000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/celebrate-earth-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/celebrate-earth-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 23, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day by being a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.

Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by April 9.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4ba4dc9204.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: April 23, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join HEALTH for Youths for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will help beautify Lt. Lia Playground located on the corner of Wall Street and St. Marks place. We will be cleaning the park while preparing our plant area for spring!! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Queens Spanish Adventist Community Services to clean up around the unisphere fountain and the lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 572-4408

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seward Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-seward-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-seward-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join the Seward Park Conservancy for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean and paint the playground equipment, paint the benches, and spruce up the park. We look forward to sprucing up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 841-7224

Location: In front of the park house (in Seward Park)

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M082 Seward Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71469200500700000, -73.98906803131100000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/family-art-project-earth-day-for-protecting-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/family-art-project-earth-day-for-protecting-pollinators Date: April 23, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.

Sunroom Project Space Artist Borinquen Gallo uses yellow caution tape in large-scale installations to stand as metaphors for sustainability and environmental care. Raise awareness of how pesticides impact pollinators through individual art projects or by contributing small projects to be included in Gallo’s dynamic installation in Glyndor Gallery!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0765c1ec89.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Laurelton Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Laurelton Playground Community Club for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean the play equipment at Laurelton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join P C Relationship for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up playground equipment at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 9721721

Location: 8th Avenue Entrance on 66th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63191245224100000, -74.01315426826500000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stanley Isaacs Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-stanley-isaacs-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-stanley-isaacs-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, join members of the Upper Green Side for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will give Stanley Isaacs Playground a good spring cleaning! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 759-6895

Location: Park Entrance (in Stanley Isaacs Playground)

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M192 Stanley Isaacs Playground 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78330662282200000, -73.94441754166500000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/freshwater-fishing Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6eb982c506.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-west-side-stories1 Date: April 23, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/earth-day-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/earth-day-hike-light Date: April 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

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

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ec2066d6e.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother Earth Pow-Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/mother-earth-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/mother-earth-powwow Date: April 23, 2017

Celebrate Mother Earth at Sunset Park Recreation Center!

Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e662696adbd.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tulip Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/tulip-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/tulip-time Date: April 23, 2017

Celebrate spring with a visit to Queens Botanical Garden during the peak of tulip season! Enjoy tulip tours, bulb-planting demonstrations, crafts for kids, and thousands of spring tulips for your viewing pleasure.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eba6ef60ab9.PNG Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[24th Annual Earthfest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/24th-annual-earthfest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/24th-annual-earthfest-celebration Date: April 23, 2017

Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us. Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, Urban Park Ranger information and display, a sensory garden, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, a live performance by Rick Adams in “Red’s Recycle O Rama”, and much more.

Volunteer project starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 23, 2017

Please note: this event is postponed until April 30

This It's My Park season, join members of the TRASH project and Friends of St. Nicholas Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean and beautify St. Nicholas's playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/preconcert-tea Date: April 23, 2017

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall.

The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c076a8eccea.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Insect Expedition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/earth-day-insect-expedition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/earth-day-insect-expedition Date: April 23, 2017

Get up-close and personal with insects and other critters that creep, crawl, and cruise around the Hudson River Valley in springtime. Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds. This program repeats at 1:00 p.m.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c076e4371c5.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/tree-giveaway-with-crotona-park Date: April 23, 2017

This spring, the New York Restoration Project will partner with the staff at Crotona Park in the Bronx. Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of nine native tree species, including Witchhazel, Serviceberry, Black Gum, and more!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

-plant in one of the five boroughs;
-keep trees properly watered and maintained;
-and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please register here for your free tree. Note: There is a two tree maximum for participants in giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83769989013672000, -73.89330291748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d065ef1a57d.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-23 2017-04-23 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera Date: April 23, 2017

Construct your own pinhole camera, then bring your camera and photo back to develop on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 30!

Individuals and families are welcome.

Workshops will take place at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please RSVP in advance by calling (718) 816-4506 x10 or emailing info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5b956be54.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground - Spring Cleaning 2017!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: April 23, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths with Spring Cleaning! Volunteers will beautify Skyline Playground. We will be doing a general clean up in the park as well as preparing out planting are for the spring! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: The Garden (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63943562830000000, -74.08966360190000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 23, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 23, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

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

Moderate hikes may include longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.80860137939453000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: April 23, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 23, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d5c07fd64.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/spring-walk Date: April 23, 2017

Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf02c5e5c3c.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Women Composers in the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/concert-women-composers-in-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/23/concert-women-composers-in-the-spotlight Date: April 23, 2017

This concert brings women composers and their work to the forefront and is presented in conjunction with the Glyndor Gallery exhibition Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness.

Curated by American composer and educator Suzanne Farrin, her insightful commentaries guide the audience through performances that showcase a landscape of music from the Baroque period to today. The performers are soprano Tony Arnold and harpist Bridget Kibbey. The afternoon begins with music by Barbara Strozzi, a 17th-century Venetian composer and singer of opera who performed her own music and that of such contemporaries as Vivaldi. It concludes with works from current leading women composers, including Farrin’s Suono, which received its world premiere as part of the 2016 Mostly Mozart Festival, and Kaija Saariaho’s Fall. The program will be followed by a conversation with the artists. Ms. Farrin is professor and chair of the music department at Hunter College, has hosted a show for WQXR’s Q2. Her work La Dolce Morte enjoyed its world premiere performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spring of 2016.

Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour with no intermission.

Photo left: Suzanne Farrin credit Luke Redmond
Photo right: Tony Arnold credit Claudia Hansen

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-23 2017-04-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0776cb937a.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/spring-birding-tours Date: April 24, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 24, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Captain Tilly Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/its-my-park-at-captain-tilly-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/its-my-park-at-captain-tilly-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Queens Community House for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will cleanup the playground at Captain Tilly Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-04-24 2017-04-24 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.71096853338400000, -73.79788827896100000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/24/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: April 24, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-04-24 2017-04-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 25, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 25, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Cleaning at Spector Playground in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/spring-cleaning-spector-playground-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/spring-cleaning-spector-playground-central-park Date: April 25, 2017

Come help Central Park Conservancy prepare for the season and put a fresh coat of paint on the playgrounds in Central Park.

To RSVP for this event, please email volunteer@centralparknyc.org or call 212-360-2751

This program is available to individuals ages 18 years old and older.

Please note: The paint that we use in the park is oil-based paint and it does not come out of clothing. Please wear clothing and closed-toed shoes that you do not mind getting paint on. We will provide you with a work apron to help protect what you have on, but any paint you get on your clothes will not come out.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2751

Location: Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78463951375700000, -73.96851813793200000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:59:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/paint-it-up Date: April 25, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 25, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Building a Trellis in Your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/building-a-trellis-in-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/building-a-trellis-in-your-garden Date: April 25, 2017

Learn techniques for building a trellis for your crops. Supporting your plants can give them better access to sunlight, provide structural support, and help you plant a lot of crops in a small space.

This workshop will be offered in partnership with Bangladeshi American Development and Youth Services with Bengali translation as well as East New York Farms.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: BACDYS Garden

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2017-04-25 2017-04-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67781227321700000, -73.86382946931200000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/book-worms Date: April 25, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/kids-le-petit-art Date: April 25, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/art-in-action Date: April 25, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Jr Knicks Basketball Clinic presented by Kia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia Date: April 25, 2017

Join us on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 for a Jr Knicks Basketball Clinic presented by Kia.

This clinic will provide boys and girls, 14 and under with a structured learning experience that teaches defense, offense, and shooting fundamentals.

The clinic will run from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Check in will start at 3:30 pm.

To register click here

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8241adafb2.jpg Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/soccer-training-camp Date: April 25, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/table-toppers Date: April 25, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: April 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions

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

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

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

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-25 2017-04-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 25, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: April 26, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 26, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 26, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/le-petit-art Date: April 26, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/bryant-park-public-tours Date: April 26, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/special-express-arts Date: April 26, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

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 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 26, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/book-worms Date: April 26, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/recycle-to-art Date: April 26, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: April 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-26 2017-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-in-action Date: April 26, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/mighty-milers Date: April 26, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/table-toppers Date: April 26, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Urban Field Station Discussion: Soils of the Living City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-soils-of-the-living-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-soils-of-the-living-city Date: April 26, 2017

This discussion will focus on ways in which soils in urban areas are different from soils in less densely-populated areas. What do we know about NYC soils based on the latest research? What are some of the broader implications of that research for human health, environmental remediation, urban agriculture, and forest restoration?

This conversation is important in an urban context because soil research typically takes place in non-urban areas. Urban soils are under unique pressures due to exposure to pollution and development. Studying urban soils can provide insight into how ecological communities persist and function under these pressures and other disturbances.

Because soil research is often done in non-urban settings, the preexisting data in field can’t be used to make assumptions or answer questions about urban soils. We hope this panel will engender a conversation to identify gaps in research, prioritizing which questions need to be addressed and providing insight for better land management practices.

Moderated by: Novem Auyeung, NYC Parks

Panel Hosted by: Dr. Sean Brady of Rockefeller University's Brady Lab

Panelists:

  • Zach Charlop-Powers, Rockefeller University
  • Krista McGuire, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Tatiana Morin, Urban Soils Institute
  • Clara Pregitzer, Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Troy Hill, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rich Shaw, United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Services

*Please bring an ID and print a copy of your ticket

Please contact Zach Charles Powers (718) 644-5053 for information on venue accessibility.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rockefeller University

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2017-04-26 2017-04-26 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.76274977556100000, -73.95568426071300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f132dcd1125.PNG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-inspired-bynature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-inspired-bynature Date: April 26, 2017

Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by the scenery in nature. Our "Art Inspired By" series will include an overview of the featured artist, theme, or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

RSVP is required. Please call us at (212) 397-3159.

For more information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e69fa291a40.jpg Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Can Art Activate Public Space?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm Date: April 26, 2017

The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of public art in NYC Parks, the Parks Without Borders Discussion Series is excited to host five prominent art programmers, artists, and advocates in New York City and beyond its borders. Moderated by Jonathan Kuhn, NYC Parks Director of Art & Antiquities and Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director for Public Art, the panel will examine opportunities and challenges faced by public art -- past, present, and future. Speakers include Jamie Bennett, Executive Director with Art Place America; Esther Robinson Founder of ArtBuilt Mobile Studios; Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development, WHEDco; Ann Shostrom, Founder of First Street Green; Juanli Carrion, Artist

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please register.

Biographies

Jamie Bennett is the executive director of ArtPlace America, a partnership among 16 foundations, 8 federal agencies, and 6 financial institutions working to position art and culture as a core sector of community planning and development by investing in, researching, and supporting those who lead and execute creative placemaking projects. To date, ArtPlace has invested $96 million in 262 projects in communities of all sizes. Previously, Jamie worked at the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia University, the Agnes Gund Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Philharmonic.

Esther Robinson has worked on behalf of America's artists for more than 20 years as a foundation program officer, television and film producer/director, technology entrepreneur, and arts activist. From 1999-2006, she was Director of Film/Video and Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation. Since 2006, her non-profit ArtHome has provided financial training and asset building programming to artists and organizations nationally. As ArtBuilt co-director, she oversaw the 2015 "Studio in the Park" Residencies, NYC’s first-ever Mobile Studio program (in partnership with NYC Parks). She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer.

Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development at WHEDco, directs community planning, commercial revitalization, and creative placemaking initiatives, and oversaw cultural programming at their Bronx Music Heritage Center. She has more than 15 years of community development experience and, prior to WHEDco, was a Housing Planner under Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. She is a Coro NY Neighborhood Leadership Program alumnus, and her work has been featured at the American Planning Association, Municipal Arts Society, Americans for the Arts, NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the International Downtown Association. She has an M.A. in International Development from American University and Master’s of Urban Planning from Hunter College.

Ann Shostrom co-founded First Street Green, converting a derelict lot into an open art space serving the Lower East Side. FSG provides murals, sculpture, and cultural programming in First Park, partnering with artists and community groups. Shostrom exhibits her artworks internationally at galleries and museums. She made public art from decommissioned weapons in Albania. Shostrom is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York, and is an Associate Professor at Penn State University. She has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Syracuse University.

Juanli Carrión, born in Yecla, Spain, lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally including United States, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Kenya. In 2014, he began his series of geopolitical gardens, Outer Seed Shadow, commissioned by NYC Parks, La Nau of Valencia, and Contemporary Art Center La Conservera. His work is based on the identification of cultural conflicts revealed in the definition of social, political, and economic identity. To develop projects, he engages with specific social groups, investigating their natural, emotional, social, and political landscapes, then articulating aesthetic experiences that reflect questionable ideas of Western reality.

Jonathan Kuhn, a 30-year veteran of NYC Parks, serves as its Director of Art & Antiquities and oversees the placement, display, and care of monuments and permanent and temporary art in the City’s parks. He has curated more than 30 exhibitions on the history of parks in New York, and authored the catalogue, The Outdoor Gallery: 40 Years of Public Art in New York City Parks, and the guide, Historic Houses in New York City Parks. Previously he worked at MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, 55 Mercer Gallery and the NJ State Museum.

Jennifer Lantzas is the Deputy Director of Public Art at NYC Parks. She works with a diverse group of artists, community groups, arts organizations, and government agencies to bring experimental and traditional public art to parks in New York City’s five boroughs. She has managed more than 250 temporary public art installations and organized more than 40 exhibitions for the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. Jennifer received her Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Maryland.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1389

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58580dc905e26.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: April 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Floor Cloth Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/floor-cloth-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/floor-cloth-workshop Date: April 26, 2017

Artist Deborah Woodbridge will teach the origin and construction of this versatile canvas floor covering during a four-week course.

No prior experience necessary!

Students should bring pencils, yardsticks, scissors, and clothes suitable to paint in. Materials will be supplied.

Please note: Space is limited. Please call (718) 984-6046 to make reservations.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dfa4be0378d.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 26, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT