NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:51:39 GMT <![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 15, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[3-on-3 Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/3-on-3-martin-luther-king-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/3-on-3-martin-luther-king-basketball-tournament Date: January 15, 2018

Teens ages 15 to 17 are invited to join NYC Parks for a day of 3-on-3 basketball tournament play on MLK Day!

Teams must sign up as a three person team. A Recreation Center Membership is required; memberships are free for teens ages 17 and under.

Please call the center at (718) 353-7853 to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village1 Date: January 15, 2018

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/martin-luther-king-jr-day-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/martin-luther-king-jr-day-at-prospect-park Date: January 15, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for family-friendly programs at Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

  • Nature Exploration
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, noon – 4:00 p.m., Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities, bird watching, and more!
    Discovery Pack, noon – 3:00 p.m.: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
    Blooming Naturalist 1:00 pm. – 2:00 p.m.: So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own tube of lip balm and an Official Blooming Naturalist button.
    Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Join Alliance naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and assist in an actual feeding.
  • Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall
    Lefferts Historic House, 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Registration Required

    Join us at the Lefferts Historic House this Martin Luther King Jr. Day for Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall. A masterful storyteller, Tammy Hall weaves together diverse tales from around the world to create a rich experience for all. Tammy Hall will be leading two sessions, beginning at 2 and 3 pm. Please register at prospectpark.org/freedomsongs and be sure to bring your ticket for admission.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66378464473700000, -73.96373200416600000 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/15/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: January 15, 2018

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-15 2018-01-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: January 16, 2018

Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. We might even spot a seal!

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 16, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Workshop Series Begins: The Long-Term Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/nature-photography-workshop-series-begins-the-longterm-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/nature-photography-workshop-series-begins-the-longterm-project Date: January 16, 2018

Whether it’s a book idea or a simple album, photographers rarely get the chance to present larger bodies of work in a collegial, studio setting. And because editing work that one loves is a challenge, feedback can be enormously helpful. Nature photographers are invited to share projects at any stage of completion, from pie-in-the-sky to exhibit-ready, with nature photographer Benjamin Swett and fellow participants. Come to the first session with a group of prints or digital files to discuss. The three-session series continues January 23 and 30.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ebf1fb4614.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 16, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 16, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: January 16, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 16, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 16, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 16, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/kids-le-petit-art Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 16, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-01-16 2018-01-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/16/wheelchair-basketball Date: January 16, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-16 2018-01-16 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 17, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 17, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: January 17, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/adults-le-petit-art Date: January 17, 2018

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

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/recycletoart Date: January 17, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 17, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 Date: January 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

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

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a285ff22469c.JPG Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 Date: January 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

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

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28648cc1341.JPG Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST
<![CDATA[The Farm to Garden MovementDeborah Needleman, in conversation with Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/the-farm-to-garden-movementdeborah-needleman-in-conversation-with-sarah-ryhanen-and-jenny-elliott http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/the-farm-to-garden-movementdeborah-needleman-in-conversation-with-sarah-ryhanen-and-jenny-elliott Date: January 17, 2018

A new wave of flower designers and growers are working in tandem—bringing new varieties into cultivation and affecting our ideas of what’s beautiful. Join writer and editor Deborah Needleman in discussion with Sarah Ryhanen, owner of Saipua, the influential floral studio and retail shop in Brooklyn, and World’s End, her farm and education center in upstate NY; and Jenny Elliott, owner of Tiny Hearts, a young and burgeoning flower farm in Copake, NY. Both will show slides of their work as they talk about the latest trends in flowers, floristry and growing. This is the first in this year's Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series, held at the New York School of Interior Design.

The second lecture of the series takes place on February 21, when inspirational and passionate teacher and award-winning author Sarah Raven will speak about the cutting garden.

Pictured above, on left: Deborah Needleman, credit Patrick Cline. Upper right: Sarah Ryhanen, credit Saipua; lower right: Jenny Elliott, credit Luke Franco.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec04b4c577.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[The Climate Reality Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/the-climate-reality-project-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/the-climate-reality-project-presentation Date: January 17, 2018

The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters.

Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis. Special presenters: Monica Weiss, Dan Hanson.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit climaterealityprojectatqbg.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0ca1c675a2c.png Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-opening-identity Date: January 17, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:29:50 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/evening-cocktail-craft-winter-terrariums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/evening-cocktail-craft-winter-terrariums Date: January 17, 2018

Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials will be provided, including container, plants, and care sheet. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f921c7710f.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[ConEdison Family Science Nights: Animal Adaptations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/conedison-family-science-nights-animal-adaptations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/conedison-family-science-nights-animal-adaptations Date: January 17, 2018

Animals have a variety of adaptations for survival. Some are behavioral, while others are structural. Investigate what equips animals to survive, including an up-close look at some live animals!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: January 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exerskate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/exerskate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/exerskate Date: January 18, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. at The Rink for an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 8:00 am 8:30 am 40.75353622436500000, -73.98333740234400000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: January 18, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 18, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 18, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/special-express-arts Date: January 18, 2018

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

Schedule

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 18, 2018

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 18, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/kids-imaginative-arts Date: January 18, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Seed Starting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/seed-starting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/seed-starting-workshop Date: January 18, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Start spring early and get a head start on growing with seeds and plant cuttings. Learn strategies for good seed germination, including scarification and stratification methods. We'll be working with hyacinth bean and marigold seeds, and coleus propagated from cuttings.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25be2d9e41e.jpg Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[People Power Within NYC Local Government]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/people-power-within-nyc-local-government http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/people-power-within-nyc-local-government Date: January 18, 2018

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of key city government departments and officials – in particular those who have funding and oversight on issues that impact the work of gardeners. Attendees will explore together how to influence key city government stakeholders from the ground up.

Facilitated by Just Food

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f121fa35bc.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/18/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: January 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-18 2018-01-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: January 19, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 19, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 19, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 19, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/adults-imaginative-arts Date: January 19, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: January 19, 2018

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 19, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 19, 2018

Kids will create art inspired by the season. Winter brings great beauty and inspiration for little artists to get creative. Parents may join their children.

Schedule

January - Spray and Squeeze Art Painting
February - Yarn-Wrapped Hearts
March - Balloon Painting

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/kids-express Date: January 19, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Disco Get Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/disco-get-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/19/disco-get-down Date: January 19, 2018

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating! We'll have a live DJ, a photo booth, and much more. Skates will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pair. Socks are required, please bring a pair of your own.

This event is open to the public and all ages! RSVP is required. Visit disco-getdown0119.eventbrite.com to RSVP today! Please register for only one session.

Schedule

Session I - 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Session II - 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Accessibility

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by January 16.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-01-19 2018-01-19 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3a7319d16c7.jpg Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-eagle-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-eagle-watch Date: January 20, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 20, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Graniteville Swamp Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/its-my-park-at-graniteville-swamp-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/its-my-park-at-graniteville-swamp-park Date: January 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clear the overgrowth, as well as remove garbage and debris at Graniteville Swamp Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Morrow Street at Elizabeth Grove Road (in Graniteville Swamp Park)

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R141 Graniteville Swamp Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62575864227200000, -74.17475607116400000 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 20, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Living Sculpture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/family-art-project-living-sculpture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/family-art-project-living-sculpture Date: January 20, 2018

Patch a green world together with Wave Hill Winter Workspace visiting artist Pedro Ramirez, and make a collaborative, indoor “living sculpture.” Working on a premade structure created by Ramirez, use clay slip to add pieces of sod made from burlap and sprouted plants like clover and millet, in a process that represents green husbandry for the planet. Then sprout your own small burlap and clay piece to grow at home.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec235d428f.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Art Meets SciencePortraits of Giant Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/art-workshop-art-meets-scienceportraits-of-giant-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/art-workshop-art-meets-scienceportraits-of-giant-insects Date: January 20, 2018

Meet artist and entomologist Lawrence Forcella, founder of God of Insects, and find out what it’s like to study, collect, breed and “wrangle” insects from around the world. Zoom in for a closer look at Forcella’s rare, museum-quality displays, observe live specimens and create your own sketches and drawings of some of the giant, rare insects from his extensive collection. All skill levels welcome. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec2ca306b0.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/birding-winter-birds Date: January 20, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery at 25th Street

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.65906039989800000, -73.99560523033100000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Ultimate Fitness Frenzy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/ultimate-fitness-frenzy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/ultimate-fitness-frenzy Date: January 20, 2018

Join us for a frenzy of fitness activities to start your new year! Activities include: spin cycling, Latin Fusion, AfroBox, Yoga, and Ab classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)285-0302

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Winter Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/winter-family-program-winter-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/winter-family-program-winter-trees Date: January 20, 2018

Come learn all about trees in our wonderful Winter Trees program. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home! The program concludes with a walk through the Pinetum.

Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Activities will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a39371af0ed2.JPG Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:45:14 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/farmhouse-family-day Date: January 20, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: January 20, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/storytime Date: January 20, 2018

Read-to-Skate with Cali Co Cat! Free books at every event, while supply lasts. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60c0ba792a4.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[How to Use Your Brown Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/using-your-brown-bin-best http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/using-your-brown-bin-best Date: January 20, 2018

Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage.

Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First check your area is receiving service at bit.ly/organicscollection. Then come to our workshop to learn more!

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit brownbinbest.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0ef8ecb801d.jpg Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[Elmhurst Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/elmhurst-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/elmhurst-stop-n-swap Date: January 20, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: PS 13 Clement C. Moore

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73727980000000000, -73.86796450000000000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Series #1: Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/survival-series-1-fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/survival-series-1-fire-making-skills Date: January 20, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepred for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 20, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throuhout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourgae you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67480620636400000, -73.78448826074600000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Jewelry Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/seasonal-jewelry-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/seasonal-jewelry-making Date: January 20, 2018

Create winter-inspired jewelry both crafted and upcycled materials. Learn introductory techniques and make easy-to-love pieces! Ages 12+. Limit 10.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3182f73e4f7.png Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:45:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Times in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/edgar-allan-poe-his-life-and-times-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/edgar-allan-poe-his-life-and-times-in-the-bronx Date: January 20, 2018

Dr. Gary Hermalyn, CEO of the Bronx Historical Society, will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday with an illustrated presentation about his famous work experience living in the Bronx

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 20, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 20, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: January 20, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: LaTourette Park Parking Lot

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57180522660100000, -74.16728737686000000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Mike Agranoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-mike-agranoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-mike-agranoff Date: January 20, 2018

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

The room is pure acoustics, the ambiance is pure magic. Filled with candles and heated by a wood-burning pot belly stove, the tavern comes to life with period-authentic servers pouring mugs of beer, wine, and hot mulled cider to the cool sounds of authentic Americana.

About Mike Agranoff

Tall, ginger beard, and always around where the music is. He's been on the scene for many many years, listening to the fine details of what makes this genre of music so special to the soul, so able to make us laugh and cry and think. And lucky for us all, he got serious about having fun at it.

Equally at home in the contemporary and traditional camps of the Folk world, he is a fine musician and storyteller. His prime instrument is the guitar, upon which he shines with intricate fingerstyle arrangements of anything from Tin Pan Alley tunes of the '20s to fiddle tunes to his own music. He also plays concertina, piano, banjo, or sings acapella. He can be uproariously funny, contempletive, and powerfully emotional in the space of a few minutes. Not so much a singer-songwriter as a "singer-songfinder, Mike takes great delight in discovering the little-known hidden gems, polishing them with his own distinctive style, and bringing them to the light of day where they sparkle. The man will capture your attention, and then your heart.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-01-20 2018-01-20 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a56851e3f8b6.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: January 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[St. George Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/0121-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/0121-street-tree-care Date: January 21, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-01-21 2018-01-21 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: January 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: January 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: January 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Living Sculpture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/family-art-project-living-sculpture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/family-art-project-living-sculpture Date: January 21, 2018

Patch a green world together with Wave Hill Winter Workspace visiting artist Pedro Ramirez, and make a collaborative, indoor “living sculpture.” Working on a premade structure created by Ramirez, use clay slip to add pieces of sod made from burlap and sprouted plants like clover and millet, in a process that represents green husbandry for the planet. Then sprout your own small burlap and clay piece to grow at home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ec235d428f.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 21, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-01-21 2018-01-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[It’s My Park at Pelham Parkway North & Wallace Avenue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north-wallace-avenue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/21/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north-wallace-avenue Date: January 21, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to keep our parkway clean and litter free at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-01-21 2018-01-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:59:53 EST