NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:53:20 GMT <![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: April 17, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation Date: April 17, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.

All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day New York e-Cycling at Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day New York with DSNY and Earth Day Initiative in Union Square Park. We'll collect e-waste in e-cycleNYC bins, and clothing and textiles in re-fashioNYC bins. Join DSNY's recycling mascots for photos opportunities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with us! Activities include Urban Park Ranger-led hikes, interpretive dance and Native American performances, and light refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: April 17, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park Date: April 17, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 pm: Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1-2 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own Official Blooming Naturalist button.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance & Parade, 3–4 pm: Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam out in an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the beaches of Orchard Beach. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you along the beach at low tide, where tidal pools have collected. Explorers get their hands wet and observe everything from horseshoe crabs, mussels, saltwater plants, birds, and small fishes.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

All supplies are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 17, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Haiku Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden by participating in a writing workshop using nature as muse and haiku as a point of departure. Registration is required. Please register at qbghaiku.eventbrite.com.

Sign up for Nature Poetry Ready, which will immediatly follow the Haiku Workshop. Sign up at qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2c7da1250.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: April 17, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 17, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Learn about salamanders in our ecosystems at this free event with our Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f989f9a1dfb.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Vegetable Gardening 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/green-living-vegetable-gardening-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/green-living-vegetable-gardening-101 Date: April 17, 2016

Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest. This program is suitable for ages 12 and older. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 17, 2016

Head on an hour-long tour of Wave Hill's seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3f00e159a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/spring-sprouts Date: April 17, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Nature Poetry Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-nature-poetry-reading http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-nature-poetry-reading Date: April 17, 2016

In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Botanical Garden partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature-themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella, accompanied by renowned poets from Queens. The event includes a garden tour and reception.

Registration is required. Please register at qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com.

Sign up for the early afternoon Haiku Workshop, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up at qbghaiku.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2d2566e18.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 17, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Author: Sergey Kadinsky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meet-the-author-sergey-kadinsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meet-the-author-sergey-kadinsky Date: April 17, 2016

Sergey Kadinsky will lead a lecture about his new book Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs.

Using maps and fascinating visuals, Mr. Kadinsky will paint a vivid portrait of what was once the town of Jamaica as well as the most forgotten body of water in Queens, Beaver Pond, which was once adjacent to King Manor.

Audience members will have a chance to buy a signed copy of Mr. Kadinsky’s book.

To RSVP, please email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 ext.13.

Start time: 3:00 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 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eac358a80fa.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-in-the-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-in-the-parlors Date: April 17, 2016

Bartow-Pell teams up again with Four Way Books to present Sunday afternoon poetry readings in the double parlors. Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths reads from her 2015 book Lighting the Shadow and novelist and poet Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things.

The reading will be followed by a reception with a book signing.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 18, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/yoga-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/yoga-week Date: April 18, 2016

Yoga is a way to relax, stretch, and tone your body. Through these free classes, you can learn how to do some basic postures at home. The focus of these classes are balance, breathing and meditation. Yoga mats are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Please bring your own workout clothing which can be leggings, sweats, t-shirts, and more. Please, no jeans!

Additional classes include

Monday April 18 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday April 19 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday April 21 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Friday April 22 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 23 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday April 23 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. --- Family Yoga ----

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570eb54674b3b.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: April 18, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 18, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564243e57ee3c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 18, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/3-to-6-club Date: April 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Structure Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/greenthumb-workshop-structure-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/greenthumb-workshop-structure-maintenance Date: April 18, 2016

Have you ever wondered, “What can I build in my community garden?”. GreenThumb has guidelines from the Department of Buildings for acceptable structures in community gardens. GreenThumb staff will talk about how these guidelines will impact existing and future gazebos, casitas, shade pavilions and sheds. Staff will also discuss the ways GreenThumb is able to assist garden groups with structures in their gardens and ways to adapt existing structures to meet the new guidelines.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Family Group Garden/Latinos Unidos

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2016-04-18 2016-04-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82170104980469000, -73.91410064697266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Bloomingdale Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-input-meeting-bloomingdale-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-input-meeting-bloomingdale-playground Date: April 18, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Bloomingdale Playground in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 145

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2016-04-18 2016-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79909000000000000, -73.96535930000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Crotona Park Ballfields Renovation Community Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/ballfield-renovations-coming-to-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/ballfield-renovations-coming-to-crotona-park Date: April 18, 2016

Please join us to share your thoughts on the renovations of Crotona Park's ballfields number 4 and 5 (Roberto Clemente Field).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: Crotona Outdoor Olympic Pool (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.83993934475100000, -73.89809869709800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c4c4a964.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 19, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/inwood-hill-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/inwood-hill-park-tree-planting Date: April 19, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Inwood Hill Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers. They help improve air and water quality, reduce pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86935806274400000, -73.93154907226600000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/baby-me-fun-learning Date: April 19, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week Date: April 19, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ink Blots:The Power of Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination Date: April 19, 2016

Open your imagination and explore through a creative arts ink blot workshop. Share your story through the beauty of colors and use art as a form of expression.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 19, 2016

Enjoy an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights at Wave Hill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d408ab1e08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Narratives: Oral History Storytelling Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2016

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/paint-it-up Date: April 19, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 19, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/gallery-tour Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42082a5bf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/3-to-6-club Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building SIPS in Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-building-sips-in-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-building-sips-in-raised-beds Date: April 19, 2016

Learn how to build your own Sub-Irrigation Planting System (SIPS) in a raised bed. SIPS water from below and allow plants to absorb moisture more efficiently, which saves water and helps plants build strong root systems.

In partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Union Street Garden

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2016-04-19 2016-04-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.67003250122070000, -73.95952606201172000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/stargazing Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 20, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week Date: April 20, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ink Blots:The Power of Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination Date: April 20, 2016

Open your imagination and explore through a creative arts ink blot workshop. Share your story through the beauty of colors and use art as a form of expression.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 20, 2016

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 20, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/3-to-6-club Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Lower Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/highland-park-lower-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/highland-park-lower-playground-community-input-meeting Date: April 20, 2016

NYC Parks is rebuilding the western section of Highland Park Lower Playground, located on Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street. Give us your feedback on the kind of playground you need and want to see!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: P.S. 108 The Sal Abbracciamento School

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2016-04-20 2016-04-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68127200000000000, -73.88434650000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fb00fa26687.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 21, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/0421-riverdale-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/0421-riverdale-tree-planting Date: April 21, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverside Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89697290630100000, -73.91491270065300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day at McKinley's Children Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/earth-day-at-mckinleys-children-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/earth-day-at-mckinleys-children-garden Date: April 21, 2016

Stop by McKinley's Children's Garden to help get the growing season started. They will be planting seeds, picking flowers, and teaching about how food is grown.

All are invited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 915-5687

Location: McKinley's Childrens Garden

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2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65760040283203000, -73.82939910888672000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crc-open-house-week Date: April 21, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ink Blots:The Power of Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination Date: April 21, 2016

Open your imagination and explore through a creative arts ink blot workshop. Share your story through the beauty of colors and use art as a form of expression.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 21, 2016

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 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[14th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/poem-in-your-pocket-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/poem-in-your-pocket-day Date: April 21, 2016

The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 14th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day-long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2016 Word for Word series and is free and open to the public.

Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate, and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at an NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic.

Emcee: Daniel Kitrosser
NYC Youth Poet Laureate: Nkosi Nkulueko
DJ: Flip Bundlez

Musical performance: Ish, 2012 Youth Poet Laureate

Produced in cooperation with the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Education, NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: April 21, 2016

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, Randall's Island's Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of Randall's Island Park Alliance's horticulture department for a stroll through the meadow. Smell the flowers, search high and low for meadow residents, and take in the breathtaking views.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9690f1f353.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Narratives: Oral History Storytelling Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 21, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/nature-exploration Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: April 21, 2016

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: April 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: April 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Put A Poem in Your Pocket Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-open-mic Date: April 21, 2016

April is Poetry Month and it's National Poetry Day on April 21.

On National Poetry Day, join us in an open mic for children and adults. Bring a poem in your pocket to read with us. If you don't have one, we will provide you a poem.

This is a family-friendly event.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/3-to-6-club Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: April 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with 3875 Owners Corp. to clean up at St. Mary's Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 21, 2016

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Japanese Garden: Secrets of Natural Landscape Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/the-japanese-garden-secrets-of-natural-landscape-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/the-japanese-garden-secrets-of-natural-landscape-design Date: April 21, 2016

From prominent temple gardens in Kyoto to the tranquil stone oasis at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Shiro Nakane is keeping the art of the traditional Japanese garden alive. Favoring subdued assemblages of stones and greenery over lush florals, the Japanese garden is revered for its calm, meditative quality. Son of garden master Kinsaku Nakane, Shiro began studying the craft as a young boy and has been following in his father's footsteps ever since.

On April 21, Shiro comes to Japan Society to share his insights on Japanese garden design gained through a lifetime of work in the field.

This event will be followed by a reception. For more information, please email LProgram@japansociety.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Japanese Society

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2016-04-21 2016-04-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75255450000000000, -73.96824290000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 21, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1567c3826.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Curators’ Talk: Fashion and Femininity in Gilded Age America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/curators-talk-fashion-and-femininity-in-gilded-age-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/curators-talk-fashion-and-femininity-in-gilded-age-america Date: April 21, 2016

Women’s fashion in the late 19th century wasn’t just glamorous, it was revolutionary. Styles reflected the dramatic changes taking place in American society. Claire McRee and Sarah Pickman, curators of Gilded Age Glamour: Fashions from the Bartow- Pell Collection, discuss the era as a turning point in how women dressed and lived.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT