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 Sat, 26 May 2018 18:02:01 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 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/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 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[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 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[Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/0310-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/0310-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration Date: March 10, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to protect the forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem, and help us work to close unwanted trails. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74225704311900000, -73.73807883262600000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 10, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Beach Grass Planting at West 5th Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/beach-grass-planting-at-coney-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/beach-grass-planting-at-coney-island Date: March 10, 2018

The roots of beach grasses help strengthen and protect our beaches by keeping sand in place. Join NYC Parks in planting beach grass to help trap windblown sand.

Volunteers will plant beach grass in marked off areas on Coney Island. Please come dressed in warm, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to sign in and receive your supplies.

Please RSVP by emailing: BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8976

Location: Boardwalk and West 5th Street

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.57373366605900000, -73.97410237789200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8f0a33cedf3.JPG Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Beach Grass Planting at West 27th Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coney-island-beach-grass-planting-at-west-27-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coney-island-beach-grass-planting-at-west-27-street Date: March 10, 2018

The roots of beach grasses help keeps sand in place and help us protect our beaches. Join NYC Parks in planting beach grass to help to trap windblown sand.

Volunteers will plant beach grass in marked off areas on Coney Island. Please come dressed in warm, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to sign in and receive your supplies.

Please RSVP by emailing: BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8976

Location: Boardwalk at West 27th Street

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.57157062713500000, -73.99245405197100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8f0a33cedf3.JPG Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park Date: March 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYCMTB to do some trail maintenance at Highbridge Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Brownsville Fitness Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shape-up-nyc-brownsville-fitness-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shape-up-nyc-brownsville-fitness-marathon Date: March 10, 2018

What’s better than free fitness? How about adding 100 new classes. We did that this January. To celebrate we threw an official “Kick Off” as our first event of the year. Let’s keep the energy going with our Brownsville Fitness Marathon. The event will highlight the newest instructors trained during the Brownsville Fitness Instructor Training Program this past summer. Join us at Opus Arise Beacon (previously the Brownsville Beacon) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to get a taste of the new classes in Brownsville, East New York and Canarsie Brooklyn.

**The FIRST 50 people to sign-up get a FREE Pedometer at Check-in**

Schedule
10:00 – 10:15 am: Check-In
10:15 – 10:30 am: Introduction
10:30 – 10:50 am: Zumba - Denise
11:00 – 11:20 am: Body Toning - Debbie
11:30 – 11:50 am: Afro-Caribbean Dance - Rubens
12:00 – 12:20 pm: Cardio Kickboxing - Ekeithea
12:30 – 12:50 pm: Walk Aerobics - Mireille

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Opus Arise Beacon

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65582680000000000, -73.90663420000000000 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:14:48 EST
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge Date: March 10, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear, from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[March into Wellness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/march-into-wellness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/march-into-wellness Date: March 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks for our wellness event. Participants will learn about cardiovascular health, nutrition, and fitness. Enjoy a fitness class too!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 10, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747f33471d0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Embossed Mementoes Paper-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/art-workshop-embossed-mementoes-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/art-workshop-embossed-mementoes-papermaking-workshop Date: March 10, 2018

Take a tour of Michele Brody’s Winter Workspace studio and learn the art of paper-making, embossing and embedding natural materials or mementos into one-of-a-kind, handmade paper. Experiment with paper pulp to create sentimental works of art that can be decorative and practical. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Pictured above: 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: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747fa6f2e30.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gretta Moulton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/women-history-month-gretta-moulton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/women-history-month-gretta-moulton Date: March 10, 2018

The natural beauty of High Rock Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year including naturalists, hikers, school teachers, and their students, scouts, joggers, and dog walkers. High Rock Park is home to a diverse number of fauna and flora. Join us to learn about the passionate woman who helped save 300 acres from development so that we can all enjoy this wonderful park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f22879a45.jpg Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 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[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: March 10, 2018

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Registratioin is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 28. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f315b3d67.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/seal-exploration Date: March 10, 2018

Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849187a632b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making1 Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f34c66ce6.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Skills: Cordage and Rope Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/survival-skills-cordage-and-rope-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/survival-skills-cordage-and-rope-making Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making2 Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

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: 212-360-1444

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849104e03e3.jpg Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Talk & Tasting: Wine-Growing in the Hudson Valley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/talk-tasting-winegrowing-in-the-hudson-valley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/talk-tasting-winegrowing-in-the-hudson-valley Date: March 10, 2018

Viticulturist and winemaker J. Stephen Casscles has evaluated all of the grape varieties historically grown in New York State, and recently re-introduced several heirloom cultivars back into the commercial market. Join him for a talk and tasting of heirloom wines as he speaks about the fascinating story of this locally-produced beverage. Followed by a signing of his book Grapes of the Hudson Valley.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a748038a901b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coming-to-america Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: March 10, 2018

At Al Oerter Recreation Center, Ashton Agbomenou will teach adult watercolor classes demonstrationg how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://acfwatercolor.eventbrite.com.

This program is operated in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/the-art-of-chinese-paper-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/the-art-of-chinese-paper-cutting Date: March 10, 2018

Learn about Chinese traditions of paper cutting. Make your own works to bring home and contribute to a collaborative paper installation at QBG. Teaching artist Emily Mock will guide participants to create paper cuts related to the leaves, plants, and flowers in QBG’s collections. This workshop will be led in both English and Mandarin. For adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b47a1808c9.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 10, 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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Reception for Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/opening-reception-for-shaolin-into-the-36-chambers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/opening-reception-for-shaolin-into-the-36-chambers Date: March 10, 2018

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long. Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. This exhibit is on display from March 10 - May 6, 2018. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough, including:

  • Hidden Grid by Kevin Barker
  • Raul Barquet
  • Ashley Benedict
  • HH Coatl
  • Christine Cruz
  • Chelsea Rae Fioravanti
  • Goyart
  • Stephanie Kosinski
  • Emily Long
  • Harry Magzul
  • Chris Malfi
  • Liz Manzolini
  • Shawn McArthur
  • J. Montana
  • Emily Perina
  • Gina Policastro
  • Tony Quera
  • Chris RWK
  • Katinka Sattar
  • Jay Sayers
  • Lawerence Schau Jr
  • Search and Rescue Productions
  • Keri Sheheen
  • Tabitha Lee Turchio
  • Gene Wagner
  • Wann

Admission to the opening reception is free. General admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Hours are Thurs-Fri noon – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-425-3524

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a903eae331b9.jpg Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 10, 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 and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

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 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour1 Date: March 10, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Lisa Brigantino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-lisa-brigantino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-lisa-brigantino Date: March 10, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) 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.

About Lisa Brigantino

Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Lisa Brigantino is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic. A trained composer with a Master of Music in music composition and music theory from SUNY Fredonia, Lisa also composes music for TV, film, theatre, dance, and more.

All performances are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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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2018-03-10 2018-03-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f3f301962.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: March 11, 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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: March 11, 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: March 11, 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: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: March 11, 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/spring-birding Date: March 11, 2018

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring. Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7480c30a08a.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 11, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

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 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7481d1c0c46.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: March 11, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Pouch Camp Easement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/trail-of-the-moth-pouch-camp-easement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/trail-of-the-moth-pouch-camp-easement Date: March 11, 2018

Discover Pouch Camp on this 4-5 mile winter hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Visitors Parking Lot, Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.58276922606900000, -74.12242603302000000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 11, 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 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: March 11, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 11, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes by 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 in sports throughout.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a982346063b7.JPG Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/preconcert-tea Date: March 11, 2018

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74829adacb1.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy: A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/in-the-footsteps-of-bridget-murphy-a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/in-the-footsteps-of-bridget-murphy-a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: March 11, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

In this special walking tour, we’ll explore the world of Irish immigrants, who flooded into New York City in the 19th century to escape famine and hardship in Ireland; in 1855, approximately 24,000 Irish immigrants worked as servants for wealthy families like the Tredwells. We’ll explore the world of these immigrants and see sites associated with a servant’s life outside the walls of her employer’s home.

Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
Next walking tours: April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Science Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/natures-workshp-science-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/natures-workshp-science-discovery Date: March 11, 2018

Engage in fun science experiments and games to learn about the wonders of nature. Experiments will be enjoyable for all ages and all equipment will be provided.

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 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Highbridge and the Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/historic-new-york-the-highbridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/historic-new-york-the-highbridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct Date: March 11, 2018

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on this historic walk along Highbridge, and learn how New York City's oldest bridge, completed in 1848, brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and helped our city grow in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1444

Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84310150146484400, -73.93430328369140000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-nature-walk Date: March 11, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Registration not required. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7482da6e0b3.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: March 11, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. 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 Above: Tamara Kostianovsky, Trunk I, 2017, Recycled Clothing. Courtesy of the artist

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74833cd9853.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 11, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 11, 2018

Become a campfire foodie!

Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch Oven.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 28th. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Start Your Summer Veggies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/start-your-summer-veggies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/start-your-summer-veggies Date: March 11, 2018

Cultivate your green thumb at QBG with resident plant expert Fred Gerber, in an introductory workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. Participants take home a starter garden!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b5a815b0fd.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 11, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747b5faad6c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Ann Schein, Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/concert-ann-schein-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/concert-ann-schein-piano Date: March 11, 2018

The Washington Post reveres Ann Schein as a pianist who “simply reaches right into the heart of whatever she is playing – and creates music so powerful you cannot tear yourself away." She is one of the greatest pianists of her generation. Over the course of her career, Schein has earned similar high praise in major American and European cities and in more than 50 countries around the world. Since her debut in Mexico City in 1957 when she performed both the Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto and the Tchaikovsky B-flat Concerto, she has performed thousands of concerts on every continent. In a return engagement at Wave Hill, Ms. Schein will offer works by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74838b114d2.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 11, 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 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[1857: Gotham vs. Empire Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/1857-gotham-vs-empire-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/1857-gotham-vs-empire-lecture Date: March 11, 2018

Starting off our 2018 lecture series, join us for a talk with Andy McCarthy on the restless, transformative, and violent first year in the administration of Governor John Alsop King, owner of King Manor from 1827-1867.

In 1857, the state Legislature expanded its powers in the local administration of New York City, taking control of the construction of Central Park, overseeing the maritime operations and traffic of the harbor, and alienating the clout, muscle, and influence of Tammany Hall. Riots erupted in Manhattan, where for some months there were two opposing police forces, and whose mayor evaded an arrest warrant on the eve of a nationwide financial panic. Tensions inflamed between municipal and state politicians, labor and capital, and rich and poor. New York City was run by the party of slavery while King was the first Republican to lead the Excelsior State. Before the War Between the States, this was a war within the state.

Andy McCarthy is a reference librarian at the local history and genealogy division at NYPL; a former news researcher at ABC News; and for 8 years worked as an NYC doubledecker bus tour guide.

Admission is FREE.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9818b347c0d.jpg Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 11, 2018

What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness and discover the many animals that call this park home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/astronomy-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/astronomy-night-sky Date: March 11, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Clinics Bowling Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-clinics-bowling-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-clinics-bowling-clinic Date: March 12, 2018

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the third annual Senior Games on May 7 to 11, 2018.

Need a little tune-up? Join our free bowling clinics! Train with the best and get ready for the Senior Games!

Admission is free; we'll pay for shoes and the cost for bowling.

Please note: This event is limited to only 25 participants. First-come, first served. Check in starts at 9:00 a.m. The clinic starts at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Funfest NY Bowling Center

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2018-03-12 2018-03-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61269800000000000, -73.91301860000000000 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 12, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 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/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 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[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 12, 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: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 12, 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 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 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[Junior Knicks Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/junior-knicks-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/junior-knicks-clinic Date: March 12, 2018

Minimum age: 6 years old
Maximum age: 14 years old

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

The clinic is limited to 100 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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2018-03-12 2018-03-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84400970460800000, -73.91892904232800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28743028064.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 13, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 13, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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/2018/03/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 13, 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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2018-03-13 2018-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: March 13, 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: 1:00 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part 1 of 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-1-of-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/organizing-for-garden-success-group-structure-part-1-of-2 Date: March 13, 2018

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, we will discuss different examples of group structure and how they can help alleviate stressful decision-making. Registered GreenThumb gardeners who attend both sessions will be eligible to receive a free book for their garden.

This workshop will be offered with Bengali translation.

Please note: To attend, RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Illustrated lecture: Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/illustrated-lecture-journey-of-hope-the-irish-in-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/illustrated-lecture-journey-of-hope-the-irish-in-new-york Date: March 13, 2018

This talk will take a fascinating multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey of hope is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America.

To escape religious persecution and decades of poverty and famine, waves of Irish immigrants arrived in New York from the 18th century on. By the mid-19th century, one quarter of the City’s population was Irish. Many Irish women and girls found jobs as live-in servants for New York’s wealthy citizens, the Tredwells among them. It is a compelling story: they typically emigrated from Ireland at a young age, were willing to do the work others shunned, and often endured cruel prejudice. Yet, despite it all, these women managed to persevere, and collectively sent millions of dollars home so that their relatives could escape the troubles at home for a better life.

The Museum’s servants quarters are “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in Manhattan” (TimeOut New York). Unfortunately, little is known about the Tredwells’ four servants besides their names, ages, and place of birth (Ireland), taken from census reports; they themselves left no written record. One thing is certain though: the family’s lifestyle of on East 4th Street would have been utterly impossible without them.

Tara Rider is the director of Stony Brook University’s international academic programs to both Ireland and England, where she seeks to introduce students to new cultures, ideas, and histories. She earned her Ph.D. in history from SUNY Stony Brook.

NOTE LOCATION: Church of St. Brigid, which was built in 1848 by Irish immigrants for those fleeing the Great Famine, 119 Avenue B (southeastern corner of 8th Street)

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

This Public Scholars event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Church of St. Brigid

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2018-03-13 2018-03-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72540410000000000, -73.98063450000000000 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 13, 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 2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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/2018/03/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 13, 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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2018-03-13 2018-03-13 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[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 14, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 14, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: March 14, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house Date: March 14, 2018

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Develop your own personal style and get inspired from viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided.

Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9023f73fc56.jpg Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 14, 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.

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 14, 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: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/recycletoart Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 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/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe2d836a8.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: March 14, 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 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 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/2018/03/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 15, 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 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 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