NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:59:01 GMT <![CDATA[Springtime Salamanders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/springtime-salamanders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/springtime-salamanders Date: April 26, 2016

Come for a walk in the forest and learn about vernal pools, then make a colorful salamander craft to take home.

This program is suitable for children age 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 26, 2016

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d410c0eef2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 26, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 26, 2016

Participants of all ages will create paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 11:00 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 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Narrartives: Oral History Storytelling Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/neighborhood-narrartives-oral-history-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/neighborhood-narrartives-oral-history-project Date: April 26, 2016

The storied experiences of youth, family, friends, neighbors, and the life events that shape them are explored in a project devoted to personal and community history.

Join us to add your story. Collecting, documenting, and preserving memories from the past provides an essential pathway to the future.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bubble Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bubble-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bubble-fun Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of bubble making!

We will guide you as you create various sized bubbles. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182631163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702bbcf483a8.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 26, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art-Making: Festooned Hiking Staff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

These programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Come explore the strength of tree branches by crafting a unique, wooden, hiking staff from gathered branches. Using parachute cords, practice a variety of cord-tying techniques to create a grip, adding beads, feather, ribbons and other decorative elements. Then design a Wave Hill medallion to commemorate your staff’s first hike across Wave Hill’s grounds.

Space is limited. Programs last an hour and a half.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d468550c73.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[MakerSpace STEAM Wagon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/makerspace-steam-wagon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/makerspace-steam-wagon Date: April 26, 2016

The STEAM (science, technology, engineer, arts, and math) Wagon is a mobile education and innovation lab wth a 3-D printer, woodworking tools, and more. At this hands-on workshop, kids will engage with small group projects.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f992a185.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 26, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Coastal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-coastal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-coastal-exploration Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the shorelines of Marine Park.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

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 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1c9c9a9fa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-colonial-games Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Step back in time and play some colonial games with the Urban Park Rangers. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1d3336be0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-queens-native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-queens-native-american-games Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world honing your five senses and testing your skills playing Native American games.

Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1d8a5a191.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: April 26, 2016

School is out!! Get oustide and get excited.

The Urban Park Rangers hope to inspire and lift your creativity as you learn about the ecology at Blue Heron Park and create works of art using natural materials.

All are welcome, but program is geared for ages 12 and under.

Supplies will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57029c092b0f9.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly guided hike, filled with learning activities and fun group games.

You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98f3bac5b0.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-insect-exploration Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98fb100c8d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/gallery-tour Date: April 26, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4269e792b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: April 26, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Science Exploration: Tree Lifecycles and Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/natural-science-exploration-tree-lifecycles-and-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/natural-science-exploration-tree-lifecycles-and-hike Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for this natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

This program is geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Dive into the world of trees using scientific observation tools and an outdoor field expedition. Learn some of the techniques that forest scientists use to identify and care for trees, then put your knowledge to work by potting a tree seed to take home.

Space is limited

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d47721ab16.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 26, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 26, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/3-to-6-club Date: April 26, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/teen-pass Date: April 26, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 26, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up-close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f963799f2c4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/stargazing Date: April 26, 2016

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes, provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 Date: April 26, 2016

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: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: April 27, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: April 27, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 27, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bird-watching-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bird-watching-for-beginners Date: April 27, 2016

Enjoy spring migration by learning basic birding techniques with binoculars!

This program is suitable for children ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring into Family Fun and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness Date: April 27, 2016

Please join us for two days of fun-filled games, crafts and fitness. Fun for the whole family!

This event is free and open to the public. Membership at the recreation center is not required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 27, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly guided hike with the Urban Park Rangers. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9904c8b09f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 27, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Recess Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-recess-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-recess-field-day Date: April 27, 2016

Schools are out for spring recess! Join us for an afternoon of sports drills, games, races and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 27, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 27, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 Date: April 27, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-brooklyn-wilderness-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-brooklyn-wilderness-survival-skills Date: April 27, 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

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 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1de4218e9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Wilderness Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-queens-wilderness-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-queens-wilderness-survival-skills Date: April 27, 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1e67ebc43.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-staten-island-wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-staten-island-wildlife-puppet-show Date: April 27, 2016

Get set to hear and see stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling. All are welcome, but this program is geared for children ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 27, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited for fishing.

The Urban Park Rangers are ready to teach young anglers the basics in fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and proper angling techniques. After mastering these skills get ready to drop a line into the freshwater lake and try your luck.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f990cec34ed.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art-Making: Meditative Tree-Ring Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff Date: April 27, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

These programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Learn how each year a new ring of growth is added to a tree’s trunk and branches, recording its life history deep inside its trunk. Examine the intricacies of tree rings. Then, using harmonious, natural colors to ink and print impressions of reclaimed tree-branch slices, create a meditative masterpiece of our arboreal neighbors.

Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d46ee1e9d2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Invertebrates Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/invertebrates-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/invertebrates-under-the-spotlight Date: April 27, 2016

Explore the forest floor and discover invertebrates using magnifiers and microscopes.

This program is suitable for children ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-urban-wildlife Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

In the midst of New York City, you can find an amazing diversity of wildlife—more than just rats and pigeons. Learn more about urban wildlife in the city through fun activities and group games with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Playground 103 CIII

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78708431390000000, -73.93906586090000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 27, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/teen-pass Date: April 27, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/3-to-6-club Date: April 27, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Playground Physics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/storefront-science-playground-physics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/storefront-science-playground-physics Date: April 27, 2016

Join Dr. A of Storefront Science and take a closer look at the physics behind the fun. Discover how swinging forces work, the connection between slides and friction, and what force may be stronger than gravity itself.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c13705c1a1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/exhibition-opening-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/exhibition-opening-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: April 27, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in drawings, collages and charts to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 3630-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570696cf82484.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by Rex Ray: Collage Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/art-inspired-by-rex-ray-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/art-inspired-by-rex-ray-painting-workshop Date: April 27, 2016

Show off your creative side! Join us and create your very own painting collage. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited, please call (212) 397-3159 to RSVP.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56faa550e4360.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/adult-basketball-league Date: April 27, 2016

This program is for ages 18 and over. This is a seven game season, with games on Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each team will make the playoffs. Participants must be members of the Recreation Center.

For more information regarding individual or team play, please contact David Deas at (718) 353-7853.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 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 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-brooklyn Date: April 27, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: South Oxford Space

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2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68513600000000000, -73.97351330000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Retro Drive-In Cinema: "The Wizard of Oz" ( Rated G)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/nyc-parks-drivein-cinema-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/nyc-parks-drivein-cinema-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 Date: April 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Drive on up the "yellow brick road" to Manhattan Beach parking lot as we screen “The Wizard of Oz” (Rated G), This 1939 classic unfolds when a tornado rips through Kansas, whisking away Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto to the magical land of Oz. As they follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage along the way. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help and get Dorothy home.

Know Before You Go
Gate opens at 7:00 p.m. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57759857177700000, -73.94450378418000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571548a470659.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 28, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/0428-pelham-bay-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/0428-pelham-bay-tree-planting Date: April 28, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest at Pelham Bay Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Rodman's Neck and City Island Circle

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2016-04-28 2016-04-28 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85985025525400000, -73.80274891653300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: April 28, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: April 28, 2016

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 28, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly guided hike, filled with learning activities and fun group games. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77491071617100000, -73.94470310211200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9919c2686f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: April 28, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: April 28, 2016

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

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 28, 2016

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

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

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/nature-exploration Date: April 28, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 28, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pen and Pillow Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/pen-and-pillow-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/pen-and-pillow-making-workshop Date: April 28, 2016

Come join us for a fun afternoon of socializing and gift making! We will guide you as you create a Mother’s Day pen and pillow.

No artistic experience necessary, but you’ll be surprised by your hidden talents! All supplies will be provided.

This event is FREE and open to all adults.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7185236912

Location: Detective Keith Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.84460067749023400, -73.93869781494140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56def68c6d62b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: April 28, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: April 28, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art-Making: Art-Making: Leafy Mobiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff Date: April 28, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

These programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Leaves are exquisite organs that generate food and energy for trees and plants. At this workshop, we'll take a closer look at new springtime leaves, examining their intricate network of veins, and compare the sizes and shapes of different trees’ leaves. Using air-dry clay, paints, and wooden supports, celebrate their fine details and immortalize their gentle dance in the springtime breeze by preparing a mobile of leafy impressions.

Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d473e0a21e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: April 28, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 28, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-brooklyn-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-brooklyn-scavenger-hunt Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Use all of your senses and explore the park searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1f9cd0d86.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Gather around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1eec35496.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-queens-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-queens-insect-exploration Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1feb5a4ac.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect and Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-staten-island-insect-and-pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-staten-island-insect-and-pond-exploration Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57029c92277b7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited for compasses.

On this program, your Urban Prk Ranger guide will teach the basics of using an orienteering compass and challenge participants to navigate through the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f991e369928.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza Date: April 28, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers, with the Urban Park Rangers.

Bring your own binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f99226378de.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/3-to-6-club Date: April 28, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/teen-pass Date: April 28, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 28, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 28, 2016

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Rodent and Insect Prevention]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/greenthumb-workshop-rodent-and-insect-prevention http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/greenthumb-workshop-rodent-and-insect-prevention Date: April 28, 2016

Join an overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), focusing on how to deal with insects and rodents in gardens. See what techniques Land Restoration Project/GreenThumb uses, as well as simple things you can do in your own garden. Afterward we will do some IPM in the garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Townsend Garden

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2016-04-28 2016-04-28 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.91100311279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 28, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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, and dogs—all are welcome!

On-site registration begins at 6:45 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1567c3826.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature at Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/nature-at-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/nature-at-night-hike Date: April 28, 2016

Hike after dark and discover animals that wake up as the sun goes down. This program is suitable for children ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Art Talk: Figures, Fountains & Peacocks: Lachaise Garden Sculpture, 19201935]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/garden-art-talk-figures-fountains-peacocks-lachaise-garden-sculpture-19201935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/garden-art-talk-figures-fountains-peacocks-lachaise-garden-sculpture-19201935 Date: April 28, 2016

Marking the one-year anniversary of the installation of the two proud bronze Gaston Lachaise peacocks, overlooking the formal garden on loan from the Lachaise Foundation, Executive Director Paula Hornbostel discusses the sculptures, the artist, and more.

Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/28/adult-basketball-league Date: April 28, 2016

This program is for ages 18 and over. This is a seven game season, with games on Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each team will make the playoffs. Participants must be members of the Recreation Center.

For more information regarding individual or team play, please contact David Deas at (718) 353-7853.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 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 2016-04-28 2016-04-28 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 29, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 29, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Senior Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-29 2016-04-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for WellnessSpring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series Date: April 29, 2016

Ann Casapini brings twenty years of experience as a certified instructor to lead offerings that invigorate and rejuvenate. Each gentle level-one class includes an overall workout, a specific area of focus, a short meditation, and deep relaxation. Ten classes; class size limited to 12.Please bring your own mat.

Registration and pre-payment is required. Pleasse call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 8:30 am 9:45 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: April 29, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Tree Like Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/eco-art-social-tree-like-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/eco-art-social-tree-like-me Date: April 29, 2016

This Arbor Day, learn about how trees' bodies are like our own by creating life-sized artwork. Then go hiking to seek out shapes in nature!

This program is suitable for children ages three to five years old, accompanied by an adult.

Eco Art Social is an inclusive gathering where attendees engage in participatory artistry and craft that cultivates creativity alongside environmental and ecological awareness. Topics range to include the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hoops for PEACE]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/hoops-for-peace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/hoops-for-peace Date: April 29, 2016

This sporting event will feature teens and NYPD Officers representing South Brooklyn playing basketball for peace.

Elected officials and officials from both Parks and NYPD have been invited.

Halftime entertainment will be provided by local talent and prizes will be awarded for contest winners.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza Date: April 29, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers, with the Urban Park Rangers.

Bring your own binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f992845087a.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT