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 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:22:50 GMT <![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-04-13 2017-04-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Science Night: Creatures of the Night with Tenafly Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/family-science-night-creatures-of-the-night-with-tenafly-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/13/family-science-night-creatures-of-the-night-with-tenafly-nature-center Date: April 13, 2017

Bring your family and meet live animals that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations that creatures possess to roam the nighttime. This program will include five live animals and an educator from the Tenafly Nature Center. This program is sponsored by Greener NYC. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-13 2017-04-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8a4bb67ef5.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting Date: April 14, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Van Cortlandt Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Broadway and West 260th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90739822387700000, -73.89649963378900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cb0b60ee84a.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 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[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 14, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f181dc84f.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 14, 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f5a6474de.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 14, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, we will search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs, and in a pond.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e63c4bddc.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e4f8edced.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-scavenger-hunt Date: April 14, 2017

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

With the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/storytelling Date: April 14, 2017

Bring the kids to this storytelling event with our Urban Park Rangers. Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family's activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Garden entrance (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67710113525400000, -73.78668212890600000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 14, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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 our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bug Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt Date: April 14, 2017

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e66fbe9ab.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/book-worms Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/art-in-action Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/basketball-training-camp Date: April 14, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/table-toppers Date: April 14, 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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bed-Stuy Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/bedstuy-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/bedstuy-street-tree-stewardship Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to care for trees around Bed-Stuy.

Street tree care protects and insulates trees, and has been shown to increase a young tree's chance of survival. Volunteers will be trained in woody plant ID and proper tree care techniques.

Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty and sturdy boots or sneakers.

All volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/learntorow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/learntorow Date: April 15, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
One-day program.

  • One day program
  • Learn basics of sweep rowing.
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c034f1bc770.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Van Cortlandt Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89929962158203000, -73.87300109863281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cb0b60ee84a.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Supply Distribution 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway-2017 Date: April 15, 2017

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb community garden.

• You must RSVP online or by calling GreenThumb's main line at (212) 602-5300 by April 1.
• Let us know if another garden group is picking up on behalf of your group.
• On-site pick-up only at the date and locations below.
• One pick-up per garden group.
• You can carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation

Pick-up by RSVP from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Walk-ins from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last for registered GreenThumb gardens only.

BROOKLYN
New Vision Garden
590 Schenck Ave.
Train: 3 to New Lots Avenue
Bus: B15 to New Lots Avenue/Schenck Avenue, B6 to
Livonia Avenue/Ashford Street

BRONX
La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx Farmers Garden
175 E. 138th St. (corner of Grand Concourse)
Train: 4 or 5 to 138th Street/Grand Concourse
Bus: Bx1 or Bx33 to Grand Concourse/East
138th Street

MANHATTAN
Green Oasis Community Garden
382 E. 8th St. (between Ave. C and Ave. D)
Train: L to 1st Avenue, F to 2nd Avenue
Bus: M9/M8 to Avenue C/East 10th Street

MANHATTAN
Chenchitas Group Garden
1691 Madison Ave.
Train: 4 or 6 to 110th Street or 2/3 to Central Park
North/110th Street
Bus: M1 to Madison Avenue/East 111th Street

BROOKLYN
Hattie Carthan Community Garden
719 Marcy Ave.
Train: G to Bedford/Nostrand Avenue
Bus: B38 to Lafayette Avenue/Marcy Avenue, B44-SBS
to Bedford Avenue/Lafayette Avenue

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden),New Vision Garden,Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden,La Finca del Sur,Chenchitas Community Garden

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000; 40.66600036621100000, -73.88719940185500000; 40.72399902343800000, -73.97730255127000000; 40.81290054321300000, -73.93029785156200000; 40.79719924926758000, -73.94660186767578000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: April 15, 2017

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American robin. Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax resists in the pastel colors of speckled eggs.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07483bb10a.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 15, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f1d3f1f04.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/birding-spring-migration Date: April 15, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b85982e123a.jpg Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 15, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 15, 2017

Photograph the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of this Staten Island park as the Urban Park Rangers lead you through the most scenic spots.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e85b8bf7b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/volunteer-oreintation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/volunteer-oreintation Date: April 15, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: April 15, 2017

The Lenape Indians lived in Inwood Hill for thousands of years. Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife to survive. Rangers will point out many of those vital plants and animals still found in parks today. Learn how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 15, 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 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 15, 2017

Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Pavilion & Astral Fountain (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74347738057400000, -73.84419727325400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1d110ce969.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wbo-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wbo-spring-egg-hunt Date: April 15, 2017

Spring is in the air! Join us for an egg hunt for kids ages three to 11, potato sack races, carnival games, arts and crafts, a visit from the bunny, and more!

Egg Hunt Schedule

  • Ages 3 - 6: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7 - 11: noon - 1:00 p.m.

Please bring yout own baskets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c34e0ee67ea.png Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[McGolrick Egg Hunt 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2017 Date: April 15, 2017

Town Square is excited to hold our 6th Annual McGolrick Park Egg Hunt! As with last year, we'll have thousands and thousands of eggs and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. We'll enjoy fun arts & crafts and face painting while supplies last.

We'll also rock with DJ Natalie and Baby DJ School, Laura Dayan and Rock'N Lolo, and Esther and Thunder & Sunshine! Wear your very best spring bonnet and join us at the park!

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Egg hunts will be arranged for groups of 10 kids between noon and 3:00 p.m. as long as supplies last. This year, we're going to try something different. You will select the hour of your egg hunt (ie. 12-1, 1-2 or 2-3) when you purchase your egg hunt ticket. As a result, you can better plan your afternoon, and we can avoid a long line at the beginning of the event. Don't worry if you miss your hour; we will make sure that you'll join a hunt.

Please contact us if you’d like to lend a helping hand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 609-1090

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72444915771484400, -73.94336700439453000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Tips and Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills Date: April 15, 2017

Summer season is around the corner. Learn some tips to help you prepare for your camping trip. What kind of tent and other equipment do you need? How much of anything should you take with you? What things are most necessary? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 5.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e927b8fcf.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 15, 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 are longer, faster-paced walks 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) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e8c406738.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 15, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide.

Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c074ebee265.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture Date: April 15, 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: Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77410125732422000, -73.97090148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f7fdd6bcf.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 15, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ashford Learning Garden: Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/ashford-learning-garden-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/ashford-learning-garden-easter-egg-hunt Date: April 15, 2017

Come and join us for arts and crafts and an opportunity to find eggs filled with candies or treats.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 15, 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 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 15, 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 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 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[Light Spectrum Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/light-spectrum-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/light-spectrum-opening-reception Date: April 15, 2017

Light Spectrum draws the viewer’s attention to the science of light and color. The sculpture is composed of re-purposed lampshade frames through which natural light is filtered. Covered with a colorful new skin of crocheted plastic, the frames reference their former purpose in shading electric light, now transformed as a means of displaying the rainbow colors of the spectrum.

Please RSVP here for the opening reception. The sculpture will be on view through August 6, 2017.

The Light Spectrum and associated programs are made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Community Trust. This sculpture is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

About the Artist
Antonia A. Perez, born and raised in New York City, is a mixed-media artist who collects discarded household detritus and repurposes it into sculpture, works on paper, and installations. Her work focuses on the transformation of materials, especially plastic bags, which she crochets into a range of forms representing domestic objects or abstract structures. In addition to making and exhibiting objects, she participates in socially-engaged activities centered on crocheting and the environment. She has presented workshops and public interactions, and has exhibited at Jameco Exchange at No Longer Empty in Jamaica, Museum of Art and Design, and Lettuce, Artichokes, Red Beets, Mango, Broccoli, Honey and Nutmeg: The Essex Street Market as Collaborator in Cuchifritos Gallery. She is a 2016 recipient of the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Fellowship and the 2011 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and the Queens Museum. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College, CUNY.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c30f52044fa.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 15, 2017

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: April 16, 2017

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American robin. Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax resists in the pastel colors of speckled eggs.

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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c075645a6aa.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 16, 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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 16, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the sandy shore of Orchard Beach in search of the unique wildlife living along the beach.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e97828e96.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 16, 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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-week-kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-week-kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 16, 2017

Flip over logs and stones with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for slimy salamanders in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e9e67d98c.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 16, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City while you learn orienteering skills and explore our city's urban forests.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 Date: April 16, 2017

A free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/forest-crew Date: April 16, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/spring-walk Date: April 16, 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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 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[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 16, 2017

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

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 park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 16, 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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 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[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 17, 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 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 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[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 Date: April 17, 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 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 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[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: April 17, 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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2017-04-17 2017-04-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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/2017/04/18/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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/2017/04/18/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/book-worms Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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/2017/04/18/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/art-in-action Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Jr Knicks Basketball Clinic presented by Kia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia Date: April 18, 2017

Join us on Tuesday April 18th, 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: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-04-18 2017-04-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8205ac5964.jpg Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/soccer-training-camp Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 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/2017/04/18/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/table-toppers Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Growing Peppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/hot-hotter-hottest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/hot-hotter-hottest Date: April 18, 2017

Peppers are fiery, tasty, healthy, and beautiful. Learn to source, raise, and prepare some real scorchers—and a few sweeties&mdas;so you can grow a chile fest in your own back yard!

This class is free with required pre-registration. Please regsiter here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Building SIPS in Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/building-sips-in-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/building-sips-in-raised-beds Date: April 18, 2017

Learn how to build your own Sub-Irrigated Planting System (SIPS) in a raised bed. SIPS water forms below and allows plants to absorb moisture more efficiently, which saves water and helps plants build strong root systems.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Chestnut Street Garden

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2017-04-18 2017-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.68740081787109400, -73.87650299072266000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry with Brooklyn College MFA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/poetry-with-brooklyn-college-mfa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/poetry-with-brooklyn-college-mfa Date: April 18, 2017

Join the Bryant Park Corp. and the the poets of Brooklyn College MFA for an evening of poetry, featuring:

  • Julie Agoos
  • Anselm Berrigan
  • Ben Lerner
  • Marjorie Welish

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore

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2017-04-18 2017-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75421720000000000, -73.98510200000000000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 18, 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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2017-04-18 2017-04-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 18, 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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 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[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/special-express-arts Date: April 19, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression. Day groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/book-worms Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2017

Join other families to celebrate the traditional Easter Egg Hunt in the garden of Lewis H. Latimer House, a historic home in Flushing, Queens.

Free to the public. For children under 11.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c17d175c3b5.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/art-in-action Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/mighty-milers Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 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/2017/04/19/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/table-toppers Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/waterfront-garden-tour Date: April 19, 2017

Located along the shoreline of the East River, the waterfront garden offers year-round beauty, from spring-blooming daffodils to winter-blooming witch hazels. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge. Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bedda835431.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/19/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 19, 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 2017-04-19 2017-04-19 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 20, 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 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 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/2017/04/20/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 20, 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 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 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[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/greenbelt-peepers Date: April 20, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: April 20, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 20, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/special-express-arts-2 Date: April 20, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 20, 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 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST