NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:20:13 GMT <![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 19, 2018

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.

Tour Reservations

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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 19, 2018

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.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 19, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 19, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 19, 2018

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.

Tour Reservations

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: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 20, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Get Ready! Get Set! Let's Go! The 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older, is right around the corner.

In preparation for the Senior Games, St. John's Recreation Center will be hosting basketball clinics to help you strengthen those sharp basketball skills. The clinic will take place every Tuesday aand Thursday in the center's gym. Come out and work with some of our best instructors to get you ready for the Games of your life!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: March 20, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 20, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: March 20, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, sharpen those skills with our shuffleboard clinic hosted by Brownsville Recreation Center. Work with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills for the 2018 Senior Games.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 20, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 20, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 20, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party Date: March 20, 2018

Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care of our plants and crops. Meet the microbes and other members of the soil food web who recycle nutrients and share best practices for soil care.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. Register on Eventbrite or call (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 20, 2018

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 2018

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. 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: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: March 21, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 21, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 21, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 21, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 21, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 21, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 21, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 21, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart Date: March 21, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 21, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Plant a DIY Sub-Irrigated Window Box]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/plant-a-diy-subirrigated-window-box http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/plant-a-diy-subirrigated-window-box Date: March 21, 2018

Almost any container can be converted into a water-wise, sub-irrigated planter. Learn how, with the right plant choices, you can keep your sill looking lush with less work and up to 80% less water than a traditional window box!

Please note: Pre-registration required at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7250

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Timothy Young: Paper Trails, Writers and Gardens in the Archives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/timothy-young-paper-trailswriters-and-gardens-in-the-archives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/timothy-young-paper-trailswriters-and-gardens-in-the-archives Date: March 21, 2018

The stories of great gardens are told in their physical presence—and on paper. Archives show the planning and execution of gardens through journals and sketches. They also reveal the philosophy of the gardener. This lecture focuses on the archival legacies of several 20th-century writers and artists who built gardens, including Vita Sackville-West, Robert Dash and Rupert Barneby and Dwight Ripley. Timothy Young holds the title of Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2018-03-21 2018-03-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7484ac99d15.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: March 21, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 22, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Get Ready! Get Set! Let's Go! The 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older, is right around the corner.

In preparation for the Senior Games, St. John's Recreation Center will be hosting basketball clinics to help you strengthen those sharp basketball skills. The clinic will take place every Tuesday aand Thursday in the center's gym. Come out and work with some of our best instructors to get you ready for the Games of your life!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 22, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by Red Hook Recreation Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 22, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Battle of the Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/battle-of-the-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/battle-of-the-paddle Date: March 22, 2018

Bring your best table tennis skills for a friendly experience in a tournament style competition. Trophies will be supplied.

Location: Gymnasium

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)285-0302

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 22, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 22, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 22, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Vinnie Knight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight Date: March 22, 2018

Join us for live jazz with Vinnie Knight, masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem and celebrated around the world!

Join us for 12 weeks of live jazz and blues concerts!

Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

  • 3/1 & 3/22 – Vinnie Knight – Masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem, celebrated around the world
  • 3/8 & 3/29 – Whitney Marchelle – Ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes)
  • 3/15 & 4/5 – Paula Hampton – Swinging drummer/bandleader, from one of the great jazz families

Every Thursday mid-day, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

  • 4/12 & 5/3 – Phil Young – Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker
  • 4/19 & 5/10 – George Braith – Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone
  • 4/26 & 5/17 – Ray Mantilla – Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz/latin quartet

The event is free and open to all!

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a0d879bac0.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: March 22, 2018

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.

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: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 23, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: March 23, 2018

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: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 23, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-swiming-cinic Date: March 23, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Recreation centers across Brooklyn will host dozens of clinics, including basketball, board games, bowling, corn hole, shuffleboard, swimming, pickleball, and table tennis. Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 23, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 23, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 23, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-23 2018-03-23 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 23, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 23, 2018

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/kids-express Date: March 23, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: March 23, 2018

“Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey, seeks to remedy historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride.

Makeba’s artistry is heavily influenced by hip-hop culture and Black consciousness. She carefully chooses each photograph of her characters to reflect a demeanor of confidence and power. She then selects an African-themed design that best contextualizes each figure’s attitude, creating an a exchange of multiple layers and emotions. We hope visitors will be inspired, among others, by President Obama resting in his power, Grace Jones posing confidently, Solange’s exhibiting quiet strength, and Langston Hughes looking casually amused. These are meant to be faces of mastery, intrigue, and calm, culminating in a rainbow of Black excellence that resonates with every walk of life.

This exhibit will be on view at the Old Stone House at Washington Park on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by appointment.

About the Artist
Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and performance artists. She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions.

Co- Curated by Monica O. Montgomery, Museum of Impact and Katherine Gressel, Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e2124a46b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Dance-A-Thon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/spring-danceathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/spring-danceathon Date: March 23, 2018

Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person standing.

To RSVP for this event visit spring-dance-jhw.eventbrite.com.

In case of rain, the event will take place indoors at J Hood Wright Recreation Center within the park.

Accessibility
Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 20, 2018.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a42ae93214e2.jpg Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: March 24, 2018

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: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: March 24, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: March 24, 2018

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: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: March 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/easter-egg-hunt Date: March 24, 2018

This is the one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, and have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket.

Rain date Sunday, March 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free parking across the street in Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course parking lot.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7ddecb36fa7.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: March 24, 2018

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent Palisades facing Wave Hill. Learn about the minerals that make up the soil, allowing for such spectacular natural artwork. Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, or tint or color it to make a gem.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74855fa0baa.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Pelham Bay Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/the-pelham-bay-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/the-pelham-bay-super-hike-vigorous Date: March 24, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous.

This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park.

Vigorous hikes feature long distances with hills and rugged terrain. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ee9c00e21.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 24, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

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 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Giveback]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/compost-giveback http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/compost-giveback Date: March 24, 2018

It’s time to get your garden started, and we’re giving away FREE compost to celebrate! Bring your own bags and bins (we’ll bring the shovels) and stop by the QBG Parking Garden (42-80 Crommelin Street). Although staff will be present to assist if needed, please come prepared to fill and carry out your own containers. Our compost is made from residential food scraps collected locally and processed at QBG.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-24 2018-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b69565962f.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 24, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 24, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This event will cover various themes including karate, volleyball, female mentoring, graffiti 101 and much, much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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2018-03-24 2018-03-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84400970460800000, -73.91892904232800000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports1 Date: March 24, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This specific session will focus on Flag Football.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Big League Techniques]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/big-league-techniques http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/big-league-techniques Date: March 24, 2018

Members will be introduced to the basic skills and fundamentals of baseball. Members will be shown how to properly throw a baseball from the different positions on the field. They will also be shown and instructed on the fundamentals of pitching and catching. Participants will get a well-rounded education on fielding, hitting, and base running as well.

Location: Baseball field at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)285-0203

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 24, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cactus and Succulents]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/cooking-demo-cactus-and-succulents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/cooking-demo-cactus-and-succulents Date: March 24, 2018

Prickly pear, aloe and dragon fruit are a few examples of edible succulents. Find out how to select, prepare and serve these unlikely edibles, and sample some out-of-the-ordinary recipes featuring cacti and succulents, with a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Cactus and Succulent Day event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7485b1436a0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Session 2 Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/winter-workspace-session-2-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/winter-workspace-session-2-open-studios Date: March 24, 2018

This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studios day. This year’s Session 2 artists are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha,Maika’i Tubbs and two New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows, Ashton Agbomenou and Yelaine Rodriguez.

Pictured: Michele Brody, Harlem Roots: House Samples on Hilltop, May, 2016, handmade paper and sprouted seeds, 18 x 28 inches. Photo Credit: Alex Zak

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7485f3d0a07.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Alone on the Road Repair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/arts-culture-fun-alone-on-the-road http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/arts-culture-fun-alone-on-the-road Date: March 24, 2018

Join us and learn how-to fix a flat workshop and basic mechanical maintenance that help riders to become self sufficient on the road. A bicycle cooperative ("bike co-op") environment will provide individuals with tools and bike stands to work on their bike and answer individuals' questions and concerns.

Judith Desire is the founder of Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy, an organization that provides cyclist based social activities to the Uptown Manhattan and Bronx communities. Our goal is to provide New Yorker riders with a greater and better understanding of commuting and traveling throughout the Uptown and Bronx areas as well as to promote awareness on the health benefits of cycling.

The event is indoors at the Mullaly Park Bike Field House. Enter at 164th Street and River Avenue, Mullaly Park.

RSVP is not required but let us know you're coming at https://bikeworkshop2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: E164th St and River Avenue Entrance (in Mullaly Park)

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X034 Mullaly Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83067493196600000, -73.92433404922500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79def03ecc0.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/coming-to-america Date: March 24, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Skills: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/survival-skills-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/survival-skills-maps-and-compasses Date: March 24, 2018

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Sounds of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/natures-workshop-sounds-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/natures-workshop-sounds-of-nature Date: March 24, 2018

This spring, join us for Nature's Workshop. Each program explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in an hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Join the Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural materials and exploring the sounds inside the park.

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 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Musical Instruments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/natures-workshop-musical-instruments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/natures-workshop-musical-instruments Date: March 24, 2018

This spring, join us for the Nature's Workshop. Each program explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on March 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/childrens-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/childrens-garden-open-house Date: March 24, 2018

Join us for our annual Open House, and get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c657e0dbd6.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Talk & Tour: Caring for Cactus and Succulents]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/talk-tour-caring-for-cactus-and-succulents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/talk-tour-caring-for-cactus-and-succulents Date: March 24, 2018

Cactus and succulents make ideal houseplants if you understand their basic needs. Drawing on his eight-plus years of experience maintaining Wave Hill’s eclectic collection, Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh shares tips and techniques for keeping your succulents healthy and attractive. Afterwards, join him for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Cactus and Succulent House. Select plants available for sale in The Shop at Wave Hill. Cactus and Succulent Day event.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7486338ce30.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 24, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 24, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

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 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 24, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

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 2018-03-24 2018-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's - James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/24/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series Date: March 24, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) at Historic Richmond Town (HRT) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

Performers TBA.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-24 2018-03-24 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a539f7f9731e.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:54 EST