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, 25 May 2017 21:51:51 GMT <![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/learn-to-ride Date: May 13, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park Track (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71939849853515600, -73.88430023193360000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Spring Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/spring-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/spring-scavenger-hunt Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: This event has been postponed and will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Join us for a fun-filled day of obstacle courses, music, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and more!

For accessbility information, please call Gabriela Padewska by Wednesday, May 10 at (718) 393-7370.

Sponsored by Council Member Donovan J. Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66260147094726600, -73.74199676513672000 Thu, 11 May 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 13, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project to to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

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

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Tue, 02 May 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, to help with weeding, mulching, and litter removal around the Sandy Memorial garden at New Dorp Beach Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Fri, 12 May 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 13, 2017

Come view original artwork celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island. Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization.

Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only, Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/fire-building Date: May 13, 2017

Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 05 May 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 13, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/revolutionary-new-york-fort-greene-park Date: May 13, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution.

Learn about the traditions and dress of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Mushrooms Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/marvelous-mushrooms-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/marvelous-mushrooms-spring Date: May 13, 2017

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden.

In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

May 13 - Dave Jay / making kids laugh
June 10 - Magic at Coney!!! / magical variety show
July 8 - Charlini / a magic pirate journey for children of all ages
August 12 - WonderSpark Puppets / The Lion & The Mouse though whimsical puppetry

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1beeac315f.JPG Sat, 13 May 2017 10:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Storefront Science: Wonderful Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/storefront-science-kids-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/storefront-science-kids-workshop Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: DUE TO SATURDAY'S INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST: This Saturday's Storefront Science: Wonderful Trees Workshop with Dr. A has been CANCELED and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check back for further updates.

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Join Dr. A in examining the trees of Fort Tryon Park. Each child will recieve their own Explore Outside Your Door Tree ID kit to help identify the different trees of Fort Tryon Park!

Funded through the generosity of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 to 11) . RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 12:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: May 13, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: May 13, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 13, 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 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 13, 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 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 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[Meet Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/birds-of-prey Date: May 13, 2017

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 87th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.58472528297800000, -73.81042871130700000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.82501673197400000, -73.93613141775100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efdf7eb9d4f.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this film. Please visit the Parks website for future events.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.53423434000300000, -74.20774364471400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f259baacce6.jpg Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-princess-and-the-frog Date: May 13, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this film. Please visit the Parks website for future events.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their true forms.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 1 (718) 430-1825

Location: Soundview Amphitheatre (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 8:00 pm 10:00 am 40.81079915621200000, -73.86435585386000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a423644116.jpg Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 14, 2017

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/spring-birding Date: May 14, 2017

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot some of our favorite feathered friends as they return to the Hudson Highlands. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5240e21606.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fabric Frames and Lavender Sachets for Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/family-art-project-fabric-frames-and-lavender-sachets-for-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/family-art-project-fabric-frames-and-lavender-sachets-for-mom Date: May 14, 2017

Celebrate Mom by creating a wrapped-fabric frame—bring a photo of her with you, if you wish—and adorn it with dried flowers and ribbons. Make a small, fragrant sachet gift tied with ribbons and bows and filled with dried lavender. Consider a special message you’d like to give to Mom. Attach your card and honor her with your sweet, scented gifts.

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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5245f4d738.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 14, 2017

Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels.

Please bring a mat and arrive on-time. This class is held indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e524cb2206a.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden Date: May 14, 2017

Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch at Queens Botanical Garden!

Brunch features a sumptuous menu by Bartleby & Sage Catering. Guests will enjoy freshly made hot dishes from an Italian Market menu, muffins, scones, fair-trade coffees, teas, and more. It includes one complimentary glass of wine for adults and organic milk and apple juice for children.

There will be a cash bar for sodas and alcoholic beverages.

Choose between two sessions: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ticket price includes admission for adults and children ages 12 and younger. To learn more, see the full menu, and purchase tickets visit qbgmothersday2017.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-14 2017-05-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e2648b99fd3.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 14, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 14, 2017

Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.—5 p.m.

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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5ede2836e.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Beauties]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-beauties http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-beauties Date: May 14, 2017

Celebrate NYC Wildflower Week by joining Greenbelt educators to search for spring beauties and other wildflowers along the trails.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8aa89adcc8.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 14, 2017

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f6fde6c5b.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/basic-canoeing Date: May 14, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained park ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rail Yard History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-rail-yard-history-tour Date: May 14, 2017

Join an informative walking tour of Riverside Park South with rail-history expert Tom Flagg.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 14, 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: 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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project and HYPOTHEkids at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/the-uni-project-and-hypothekids-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/the-uni-project-and-hypothekids-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park-hester-street Date: May 14, 2017

Come explore ants and specimens through microscopes and magnifying glasses at a portable science lab developed in partnership with the Harlem-based HYPOTHEkids for their STEAM the Streets initiative.

Programming made possible with funding from Green Below 14 and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71686920462300000, -73.99403337819400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5915df306a630.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour: Mother's Day Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: May 14, 2017

Take your World's Best Mom on our World's Fair Walking Tour on Mother's Day.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more. Everyone is welcome, and we'll have a free chocolate rose for every mom who takes the tour (while supplies last).

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Brunch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-brunch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/mothers-day-brunch Date: May 14, 2017

Celebrate the mothers in your life at a festive Mother's Day Brunch in historic Wave Hill House.

Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Reservations may be made by emailing wavehillreservations@greatperformances.com, or calling (718) 549-3200 ext. 395; you will be provided with a secured credit card payment link to purchase tickets online. Please note that payment will not be accepted day-of. The deadline for reservations is noon on Wednesday, May 10.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5253c6e9ac.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-14 2017-05-14 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-14 2017-05-14 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/family-nature-walk Date: May 14, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Registration is not required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5269909a55.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour: Mother's Day Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour2 Date: May 14, 2017

Take your World's Best Mom on our World's Fair Walking Tour on Mother's Day.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more. Everyone is welcome, and we'll have a free chocolate rose for every mom who takes the tour (while supplies last).

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: May 14, 2017

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and build upper body strength. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

A beginner's introduction to the sport of Archery. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 3.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f81bde5f6.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/forest-crew Date: May 14, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 10 May 2017 16:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 14, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 14, 2017

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

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/pony-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/pony-rides Date: May 14, 2017

On Mother's Day and Father's Day, head to the Riverdale Stables for free pony rides. Ages four to 10.

Younger ages may be held on the saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.90240097045898400, -73.89409637451172000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dessoff Choir Free Preview in the Park: A New Amorous World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/dessoff-choir-free-preview-in-the-park-a-new-amorous-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/dessoff-choir-free-preview-in-the-park-a-new-amorous-world Date: May 14, 2017

Special, free preview concert in the park on May 14, featuring a selection of the music written for a cappella voices. Traditional folk music from non-European and non-American cultures in the open-air setting of Billings Lawn.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590247c086503.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 17:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 14, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.74353324256500000, -73.73449540138200000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/spring-birding-tours Date: May 15, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 15, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

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 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 15, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Capitalists Arise: Business and Finance Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/hsbc-business-finance-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/hsbc-business-finance-talk Date: May 15, 2017

Ready to get smart? Join Bryant Park Corp. and friends for a business and finance talk, featuring Capitalists Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation by Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam.

Hosted by Kelly Windsor Fisher, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Senior Vice President, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900bb7b82d1f.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 15, 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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2017-05-15 2017-05-15 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 15, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/learntorow-2 Date: May 15, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-15 2017-05-15 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 16, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 16, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Art Festival Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/youth-art-festival-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/youth-art-festival-exhibition Date: May 16, 2017

For the first time, Poe Park Visitor Center is highlighting artwork created by NYC Parks youth through an art festival. This three-week art festival will include a variety of artwork created, from September of 2016 through April of 2017, by children who attend NYC Parks youth programming at recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.

Artist and Recreation Specialist Laura Alvarez created monthly curriculums, which were implemented by the recreation team throughout the year. Each lesson plan was based on a famous artist’s work, allowing for cohesion in the exhibit, while also allowing the children to use various styles of art in their own work.

About Poe Park Visitor Center
The Poe Park Visitor Center, a gallery space in the Bronx, offers free dynamic arts and cultural programming from theatrical performances and
concerts to fitness classes and recreational activities. The center hosts rotating art exhibitions, and welcomes visual, literary, and performance
artists from around the city to present workshops to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/fitness-walk Date: May 16, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 16, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/paint-it-up Date: May 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 16, 2017

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

This tour is 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/gallery-tour Date: May 16, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the spring exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth, and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Borinquen Gallo’s imaginary hive interior is informed by Wave Hill’s beehives.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5087782621.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Mermaid Avenue Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/its-my-park-at-mermaid-ave-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/its-my-park-at-mermaid-ave-street-trees Date: May 16, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Coney Island Beautification Project to do street tree care along Mermaid Avenue! We look forward to caring for our street trees with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 265-0814

Location: Fine Fare Parking Lot

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2017-05-16 2017-05-16 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57553659082700000, -73.99588834854900000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/book-worms Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/kids-le-petit-art Date: May 16, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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/2017/05/16/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/art-in-action Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/soccer-training-camp Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 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/2017/05/16/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/table-toppers Date: May 16, 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 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music Date: May 16, 2017

Summer on the Hudson re-joins with Barnard College for an evening celebrating women in music, featuring a selection from NYC colleges and universities performing in an astounding natural setting.

Check out the groups here.

This event was previously scheduled for Saturday, May 13.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.79457855224609400, -73.97711944580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0715acb119.JPG Fri, 12 May 2017 17:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-16 2017-05-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/learntorow-2 Date: May 16, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-16 2017-05-16 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 16, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 16, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 16, 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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2017-05-16 2017-05-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/bryant-park-poetry Date: May 16, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. and friends for an evening of poetry in the park.

Featuring the following poets:

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900bc0c6ce44.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: May 17, 2017

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

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:00 am 7:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 17, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 17, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

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 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Art Festival Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/youth-art-festival-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/youth-art-festival-exhibition Date: May 17, 2017

For the first time, Poe Park Visitor Center is highlighting artwork created by NYC Parks youth through an art festival. This three-week art festival will include a variety of artwork created, from September of 2016 through April of 2017, by children who attend NYC Parks youth programming at recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.

Artist and Recreation Specialist Laura Alvarez created monthly curriculums, which were implemented by the recreation team throughout the year. Each lesson plan was based on a famous artist’s work, allowing for cohesion in the exhibit, while also allowing the children to use various styles of art in their own work.

About Poe Park Visitor Center
The Poe Park Visitor Center, a gallery space in the Bronx, offers free dynamic arts and cultural programming from theatrical performances and
concerts to fitness classes and recreational activities. The center hosts rotating art exhibitions, and welcomes visual, literary, and performance
artists from around the city to present workshops to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/le-petit-art Date: May 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 17, 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 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 17, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/special-express-arts Date: May 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Author Series with Dr. Rock and John Positano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/book-discussion-on-dinner-with-dimaggio-with-dr-rock-positano-and-john-positano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/book-discussion-on-dinner-with-dimaggio-with-dr-rock-positano-and-john-positano Date: May 17, 2017

Celebrity authors with their latest books offer insight into what it takes to be a bestseller. Featuring Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero by Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano.

Dr. Rock Positano, Director, Hospital for Special Surgery and the late Joe DiMaggio's Foot Specialist

John Positano, Associate Producer, The Joe Piscopo Show

Hosted by Joe Piscopo, Comedian, Actor

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900ec370ce43.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/book-worms Date: May 17, 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 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/recycle-to-art Date: May 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT