NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 01 May 2017 06:13:34 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: May 19, 2017

Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.

Harlem Dances events take place on the third Friday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon Date: May 19, 2017

Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, as she delves into her artistic process and the experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics. It is only in the rarest and clearest of nights that we can look up at the sky to find a sprinkling of twinkling stars.

Surrounded by the bright lights of humanity, the infinite majesty of the night sky can only be truly enjoyed by those devoted enough to seek it. Critically-acclaimed photographer Beth Moon’s own appreciation of cosmos inspired her quest, spanning from continent to continent, to some of the darkest corners of world, where constellations and nebulas shine more brightly. Moon’s Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees captures the boundless beauty of trees under the night sky, seemingly undisturbed by humans. Discover her relentless journey—undeterred by knee-high mud, windstorms, and distance—to reveal the rich hues of the night that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye.

Beth Moon is a photographer based in New York who has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly-toned platinum prints. Her prints are held in numerous public and private collections and have appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada, receiving widespread critical acclaim. With this new book, she explores color photography for the first time.

Space is limited so please RSVP to ancientskiesancienttrees.eventbrite.com.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by May 17 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-05-19 2017-05-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887c07135172.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Drive-in Movie: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/drivein-movie-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/drivein-movie-grease Date: May 19, 2017

A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy's hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship.

Enjoy this vintage outdoor film screening in your car on a first-come, first-served basis; or bring your own lawn chair or blanket!

Kids activities begins at 7:30 p.m. The film will start 15 minutes after sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: John Golden Parking Lot (in John Golden Park)

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Q012B John Golden Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 7:30 pm 10:30 am 40.77300187982500000, -73.76999616622900000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-grease Date: May 19, 2017

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

A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy's hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Crocheron Park

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.77040100097656000, -73.76730346679688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68721aca37.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: May 19, 2017

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

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66730117797851600, -73.80740356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68788a6c2e.jpg Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockways: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: May 19, 2017

We're hosting free movie nights in the Rockaways for the entire family to enjoy!

Zootopia
From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case.

Bring a chair or Blanket. There will be refreshments.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park)

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Transformers (2007)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-transformers-2007 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-transformers-2007 Date: May 19, 2017

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

A teen helps transforming alien robots defend Earth from their invading enemies.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Midland Field

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R038A Midland Field 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.09850311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f25b3df3a85.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/movie-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: May 19, 2017

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

A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Broad Channel Park

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60100173950195000, -73.81980133056640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900f5295a3df.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 20, 2017

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 under 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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 20, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pickleball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament Date: May 20, 2017

Come join us for a free pickleball tournament!

Participants are welcome to register as a team or individually for the following age divisions in Doubles competition:

  • 17 and younger
  • 18 to 24
  • 25 to 54
  • 55 and older

For more information and to register, please contact Shawn James at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d42fc4c8b09.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 20, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2017

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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 20, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Community Garden Block Beautification Day Project: Broom and Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/community-garden-block-beautification-day-project-broom-and-bloom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/community-garden-block-beautification-day-project-broom-and-bloom Date: May 20, 2017

The Prophecy Garden invites all to come together and turn this garden into an enjoyable neighborhood asset.

Sponsored by Citizen Committee of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prophecy Garden

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2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.65916200000000000, -73.89505500000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Counts: Volunteer for Park User Study!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/highbridge-counts-volunteer-for-park-user-study http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/highbridge-counts-volunteer-for-park-user-study Date: May 20, 2017

NYC Parks is conducting a public use study of Highbridge Park! We need volunteers to help count park visitors and collect other data throughout the park for a four-hour shift. Shifts start at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

This study will enable Parks to:

• Learn how many people the park serves
• Secure data to inform decisions about park maintenance
• Identify ways to ensure the park best serves the community

This is a unique opportunity to give back to Highbridge Park and learn about the park’s impact!

Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f776865746d.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle Hill Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/castle-hill-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/castle-hill-street-tree-care Date: May 20, 2017

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship team to care for young trees in Castle Hill! We will be cleaning, aerating, and mulching street tree beds—activities that greatly increase a street tree's chance for survival!

Come dressed in long pants, clothes that can dirty, and durable boots or sneakers. Please bring your own water bottle!

Volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Lacombe Avenue & Pugsley Avenue (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81600189208984400, -73.85369110107422000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: May 20, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program Date: May 20, 2017

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000; 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000; 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70d51a3cb9.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/green-team Date: May 20, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza Date: May 20, 2017

Randall’s Island is home to more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas.

At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103768e9d6.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 20, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4e7a9d95.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike Date: May 20, 2017

Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f9b050d1b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 20, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-the-next-epoch-seed-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-the-next-epoch-seed-library Date: May 20, 2017

Join Winter Workspace Session 1 artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a spring planting project. Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.

This event is 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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e528c3c91dc.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 20, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pickleball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/pickleball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/pickleball-tournament Date: May 20, 2017

Come participate in our recreational Pickleball Tournament! Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.

All ages are welcome to participate in the event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f7c9ba488f0.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park-spring-cleaning Date: May 20, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from April 22

This It's My Park season, join Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean and beautify playgrounds at Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 674-3313

Location: Children's Play Area (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80626904145000000, -73.94430023431800000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 20, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hello Native New Yorkers: Planting Natives Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/hello-native-new-yorkers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/hello-native-new-yorkers Date: May 20, 2017

Volunteers will plant native grasses, shrubs, and perennials along Meadow Lake. Flushing Meadows Corona Park will provide trowels, shovels, and gardening gloves, but bring your own gloves and tools if you have them (and a bottle of water).

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship or call (718) 760-6561. Ages 13+.

This wonderful day in the great outdoors is co-sponsored by Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Alliance for FMCP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6561

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:44:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 20, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 20, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: May 20, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 20, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/historic-new-york-the-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/historic-new-york-the-flushing-freedom-mile Date: May 20, 2017

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad and has one of the city's few landmarked trees. Our tour route takes you on a jouorney through past, present and future.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Northern Boulevard and Linden Place (in Daniel Carter Beard Mall)

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Q100A Daniel Carter Beard Mall 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76348729853200000, -73.83016371727000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fa8c539ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/basic-canoeing Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62269973754883000, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fa07a871a.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 20, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 20, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 20, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Art Expo 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 20, 2017

Come view original artworks and tree installations by dozens of artists. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities, browse vendors of handmade goods, view a special exhibit of Staten Island student artists, all aboard the Staten Island Makerspace STEAM Wagon! Bring a picnic or purchase our homemade delights!

Pre-view reception: Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - preview art and enjoy light refreshments in the Conference House.Free admission

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0f090578dc.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian Date: May 20, 2017

Come discover and celebrate NYC's avian residents at Conference House Park's For The Birds Festival.

Enjoy a day of guided bird walks, lectures, art, photography, literature, film screenings, children's activities, and more.

Start time: 11:00 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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5548c92f8fc9b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-powell-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-powell-playground-spring-cleaning Date: May 20, 2017

Please note: this event was postponed from April 22.

This It's My Park season, join Glenmore Plaza Resident Association for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up and clean Powell Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 349-7605

Location: Powell Playground

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B156 Powell Playground 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67084362301500000, -73.90461663538700000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditions Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/traditions-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/traditions-festival Date: May 20, 2017

Join King Manor for the second annual Traditions Festival, where we will be showcasing artists, artisans, and performers demonstrating crafts from many different cultures from the 19th century and modern times.

See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.

There will be plenty of hands-on activities and fun for adults and children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c392ab1cf.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/learn-to-ride Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Basketball Courts (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.66855178968600000, -73.78855448961300000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland Date: May 20, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fc1bbbc30.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowne House Celebrates Sacred Sites with the Landmarks Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bowne-house-celebrates-sacred-sites-with-the-landmarks-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bowne-house-celebrates-sacred-sites-with-the-landmarks-conservancy Date: May 20, 2017

The Bowne House Museum hosts a roundtable discussion with Queen's religious historians. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b63323bdbed.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: May 20, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e529064cdb0.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/family-day Date: May 20, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d5f18671e.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: South Bronx Freedom Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/arts-culture-fun-south-bronx-freedom-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/arts-culture-fun-south-bronx-freedom-fest Date: May 20, 2017

Come celebrate freedom and music in the South Bronx with emerging talent and established artists. Join us in showing the world what the
Bronx has to offer! Featuring DJs, hip hop performances, comedy, and much more.

Performers include:

  • WordSmith
  • R.Q. Tek
  • Crimdella
  • Jam Young
  • Cellus Hamilton
  • Leon Marin
  • Plus more surprise performers!

Hosted by Tajh Lewis

For more information or accessibility questions, please contact Thomas Cooksey at (646) 470-1640 or thomas.cooksey@parks.nyc.gov.

Presented by NYC Parks in partnership with the South Bronx NYCHA Youth Leadership Council

Credit: Zhen Heinemann, Curatorial Consultant

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 470-1640

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe1cda34cac.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: May 20, 2017

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

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,7mm safety eyes, stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts: Sun and Moon in Warm and Cool Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: May 20, 2017

Create the moon and sun using warm and cool colors to depict each on the page. This program is sutiable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: May 20, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, followed by crafting a flower pot pop-up card.

This program is recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd55e1053f.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 20, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 20, 2017

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.

(rain date May 21)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c077af4293a.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wavelengths: Poetry and Prose Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wavelengths-a-reading-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wavelengths-a-reading-event Date: May 20, 2017

Latimer House presents Wavelengths, a reading of poetry and prose by Queens Writers’ Lab that explores the interplay between secret and illuminated spaces and how the unseen is made manifest.

Featuring Nancy Agabian, Catherine Fletcher, Jared Harel, Mary Lannon, Meera Nair, and Sokunthary Svay, and drawing inspiration from the Light Spectrum art installation by Antonia Perez.

Made possible in part by the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Community Trust.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f65999e8dbb.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-sunset-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-sunset-hike Date: May 20, 2017

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, [please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fc2d3eb18.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 20, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Little Big League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-little-big-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-little-big-league Date: May 20, 2017

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

A 12 year old is named the new owner of the Minnesota Twins in his grandfather's will. Soon thereafter, he also designates himself as the team manager in an attempt to turn the perennially losing squad around.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Lamberts Lane and Arlene Street (in Father Macris Park)

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R075A Father Macris Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61606728131700000, -74.16312164068200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f25d039225a.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/movie-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/movie-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings2 Date: May 20, 2017

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

A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e6880eb25b8.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-watching Date: May 21, 2017

Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.

Meet at the Forest Park Visitor's Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 2354100

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 21, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 21, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fce483e36.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: May 21, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Quens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a570cf6fe.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 21, 2017

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by May 7.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c1a7b46bd.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-the-next-epoch-seed-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-the-next-epoch-seed-library Date: May 21, 2017

Join Winter Workspace Session 1 artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a spring planting project. Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.

This evnet is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e529585556e.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5299052caa.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters Date: May 21, 2017

In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures. Pallet planters provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Miguel Hernandez and Grow to Learn

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hooper Street Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70774830000000000, -73.95364490000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd4c6ca43.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining Date: May 21, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59650039672851600, -73.82080078125000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fdd955a7e.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south Date: May 21, 2017

Meet again at High Rock Park to continue our exploration of the blue trail. This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest at our Nature Center, we will travel back to High Rock via the red and yellow trails.

This will be an all-day, fast-paced hike lasting 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on the size and pace of the group.

Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Suitable for intermediate hikers.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8ad402ed09.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 21, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 21, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditions Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/traditions-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/traditions-festival Date: May 21, 2017

Join King Manor for the second annual Traditions Festival, where we will be showcasing artists, artisans, and performers demonstrating crafts from many different cultures from the 19th century and modern times.

See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.

There will be plenty of hands-on activities and fun for adults and children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c392ab1cf.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outcasts: Finding Her Voice, A Conversation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-finding-her-voice-a-conversation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-finding-her-voice-a-conversation Date: May 21, 2017

Guest co-curators and art historians Deborah Frizzell and Harry J. Weil lead a conversationwith artists Samira Abbassy, Scherezade Garcia, and Fay Ku who are exhibiting as part of Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness. The artists speak about how they use ancient and modern mythologies as a source to create artwork that explores hybrid alternatives to the social and cultural order.

Samira Abbassy’s self-portraiture and mixed-media sculptures explore cultural identity, knitting together disparate visual languages, conventions and myths drawn from Arab-Iranian, Persian, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist traditions.

Interdisciplinary visual artist Scherezade Garcia addresses contemporary allegories of history and the processes of colonization and migration, which frequently evoke memories of faraway home and the hopes that accompany relocating in a new land.

Fay Ku layers her drawings with hybrid animal, human and vegetal forms, her archetypes comment on cultural identity and tradition through a delicate sense of line and a sensitivity to surface.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e529fab31cd.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Hills Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/jamaica-hills-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/jamaica-hills-family-day Date: May 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun-filled afternoon of games, inflatables, crafts, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!

The event will be held at Highand Avenue and 165th Street.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71096853338400000, -73.79788827896100000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/forest-crew Date: May 21, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Outcasts: Using Her Voice, A Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-using-her-voice-a-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-using-her-voice-a-performance Date: May 21, 2017

As part of Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, the spring show in Wave Hill's Glyndor Gallery, spoken-word artists and poets perform on the grounds, bringing their voices into the open air. Their work aims to heal and empower by way of inclusiveness, resistance, and recovery from loss and trauma.

Artists Mahogany L. Browne, Natalie N. Caro, Caridad De La Luz, and Jess X will offer their own works, share works by kindred spirit poets and writers, or perform new works that respond to the artwork on view in the gallery. The artists were selected for their unique voices that draw on personal experience and cultural context, with a drive to communicate.

Bronx-based artist and curator Jane Gabriels serves as host for the program. As a champion of cultural production in the Bronx, Gabriels puts the works in context, providing a reference point for these powerful messages. With its strong Bronx focus the program showcases the creativity of our borough and beyond and introduces these visionary artists.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52a6a12037.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Peter Van Agtmael]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-salon-peter-van-agtmael http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-salon-peter-van-agtmael Date: May 21, 2017

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator, Paul Moakley. Photographers will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio.

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael will discuss work from his latest book Buzzing at the Sill, a personal story about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. The work is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism, and the landscape. $15/$12 museum members. Limited to 20 participants.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours Date: May 22, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT