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 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:14:33 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/luther-gulick-playground Date: May 15, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Luther Gulick Park to plant, clean up the park, do some fun painting, and enjoy kids activities at Luther Gulick Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Handball Courts (in Luther Gulick Playground)

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71619080369200000, -73.98216861486400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 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[Summer on the Hudson: 15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-15th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-15th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 15, 2016

Rock hard and thrive on International Day of Families at Mamapalooza! This event features music, family-focused business, wellness activities, art, and activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.

Music Lineup

Vered and the Babes are a downtown Doo-Wop band meets an upbeat Peter, Paul, and Mary. Their playful vocal harmonies and creative instrumentation including lively horns and even pots and pans keep parents and kids jumping and singing along throughout the show. They sing about everything that being a parent and a baby brings—the elated highs of loving each other and the much needed time outs—for the parents! Vered's albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby are Gold Award Winners from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications. Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones because it brings them together in the loving and playful moments and feels like an understanding friend in the challenging ones.

Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds is a revolving group of musicians centered around lead vocalist Jeanette Berry and her original songs. Whether R&B, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, the Blues, Funk or Neo-Soul, this group tells stories through music that bridge over genres to the heart of all things—love.

Miranda Writes is a crusader for positivity. Heavily influenced by classic hip-hop and current legends alike, Writes relentlessly fires her message "Light Prevails Dark" over nostalgic but catchy beats. Hip-hop fans spanning generations have acclaimed Writes a breath of fresh air for her timeless style and meaningful lyrics.

j and the 9s are a hard hitting, costumed flute rock experience from Brooklyn that breed together rock-and-roll riffs, the raw sound of punk, and an entertaining interactive stage show.

Cecilia Villar Eljuri’s music is a mirror on this generation’s global fusion reflecting her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock and roll from the melting pot of her youth in NYC. Eljuri filters life’s daily cacophony into beautiful music with vital meaning. She floats, indeed soars to heights unreached by any other Latina electric guitarist.

Gymboree will be at the event all day with a play area for the tiny people in your lives!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05a7dcbc59.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/basketball-clinics Date: May 15, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 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[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/freshwater-fishing Date: May 15, 2016

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Beauties]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-hike-spring-beauties http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-hike-spring-beauties Date: May 15, 2016

Celebrate NYC Wildflower Week by joining Greenbelt educators to search for spring beauties and other wildflowers along the trail.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a845803fa3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/family-day Date: May 15, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a day of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71189880371094000, -73.82160186767578000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 15, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 15, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ff74159d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: May 15, 2016

The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas returns with “A Celebration of Nature,” featuring Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” Amy Rubin’s “Trois Oiseaux,” Adashi’s “Song of the Birds and March of the Gypsies,” Nicholas Scarim’s narrated “A Garden at Night,” and music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, James Cohn, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, as well as short pieces from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico. All performances part of this series are free with Garden Admission, seating is limited—first come, first served.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573095fc10096.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun Date: May 15, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/genealogy-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/genealogy-workshop Date: May 15, 2016

If you've ever wanted to learn how genealogical research is done, or how to research your own family tree, now's your chance! On May 15, we will be joined by Genealogist Wilhelmina Kelly and Regent of the New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Cate Ludlum.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 14

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57225b84cb0ae.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time at the Redoubt in Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/story-time-at-the-redoubt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/story-time-at-the-redoubt Date: May 15, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Greenlight Bookstore in an outdoor storytime at the Fort Putnam Redoubt in Fort Greene Park. Fran Manushkin, author of Happy in Our Skin, will present her rhyming picture book where children of all ethnicities, abilities, and religion enjoy their families and neighbors at urban parks, pools, and block parties.

Following the reading, kids can create paper bag puppets of characters from the book.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717b89acd50b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 16, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/landmark Date: May 16, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 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: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 16, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 16, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 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[Bryant Park Business and Finance: Negotiation Expert Chris Voss]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/negotiation-expert-chris-voss http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/negotiation-expert-chris-voss Date: May 16, 2016

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word take place under the London plane trees, in the open-air Reading Room.

Today, negotiation expert Chris Voss, the former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, will discuss Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.

Hosted by Tahl Raz, Co-Author, Award-Winning Business Journalist

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-piano Date: May 16, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/3-to-6-club Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 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/2016/05/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 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[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/introduction-to-meditation Date: May 16, 2016

An effective treatment for stress, lack of focus, relationship problems, addiction, and more, participants are led through a variety of guided meditations each week.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 17, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/fitness-walk Date: May 17, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tai-chi-class Date: May 17, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/0517-bronx-river-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/0517-bronx-river-forest-restoration Date: May 17, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to care for trees in Bronx Park! Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs, and maintain the existing loop trail. Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management techniques.

Come dressed in work boots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please note: Registration is full. You can sign up here to be added to the waitlist.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87150955200195000, -73.87057495117188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 17, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 17, 2016

Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present the third art exhibition at the Poe Park Visitor Center for the month of May.
Artists featured: Rica Takishima, Alitha E. Martinez, Savannah Zambrano, Sara Woolley, Micheline Hess, Michele St. Martin, Alice Meichi Li, Crista Cassano, to name a few!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Boogie Down Booth: Melrose at O'Neill Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/public-art-opening-boogie-down-booth-melrose-at-oneill-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/public-art-opening-boogie-down-booth-melrose-at-oneill-triangle Date: May 17, 2016

The third installation of Chat Travieso's Boogie Down Booth, a colorful new public installation bringing Bronx music, solar–powered lights, seating, and community art, launches at this public event on May 17. Travieso's two previous Boogie Down Boothes appeared in 2014 under the 2/5 train at Southern Boulevard and Freeman Street and in 2015 in Seabury Park.

Each booth has been adapted for different sites. Boogie Down Booth: Melrose will include table space for students at Boricua College, people who work nearby, and the general public to enjoy, as a compliment to the existing benches in O’Neill Triangle. Located across the street from the future permanent site of the Bronx Music Heritage Center, the installation will be a way to inform people about this development. The installation will be open until May 2017.

Photo Credit: Chat Travieso

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: O'Neill Triangle

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X053 O'Neill Triangle 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82345925150300000, -73.91135870875600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5728fea26fdf6.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 17, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573233118140f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/landmark Date: May 17, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 17, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/paint-it-up Date: May 17, 2016

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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 17, 2016

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d41731f324.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 17, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-piano Date: May 17, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 17, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/gallery-tour Date: May 17, 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.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42c773eb6.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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/2016/05/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 17, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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/2016/05/17/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/3-to-6-club Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval1 Date: May 17, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/game-social Date: May 17, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Chroma Botanica Exhibition Tour and Art Demonstration with Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/chroma-botanica-exhibition-tour-and-art-demonstration-with-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/chroma-botanica-exhibition-tour-and-art-demonstration-with-linda-stillman Date: May 17, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments. Join Linda Stillman and Ellie Irons on a tour of the exhibition to learn more about their work and research with NYC Parks. Linda Stillman will give a demonstration on how she creates her flower-stain drawings.

Linda Stillman is an artist who works in various media, investigating concepts of time, memory, and nature. She works in her studios in New York City and upstate New York. Stillman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the School of Visual Arts and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts Mark program, the Wave Hill Winter Workshop, and The Studios at Mass MoCA. Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country, including the Hunter College Art Galleries, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Dorsky Museum. Stillman’s artwork has been reviewed in numerous publications and blogs and is included in many private and museum collections.

Event seating is limited; to RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

In conjunction with the exhibition Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman in the Arsenal Gallery through June 15, 2016

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572256059cf81.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/stargazing Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Zumba in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/zumba-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/zumba-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2016

Zumba is the perfect way to have fun while working out! Zumba classes on Randall's Island combine uplifting music, dancing, and energy with beautiful views and fresh air outdoors.

Come join the fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f96a0a2d2bb.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/greeley-square-improv Date: May 17, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry with NYQ Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/poetry-with-nyq-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/poetry-with-nyq-books Date: May 17, 2016

Featuring Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, New Poetry Anthology of Poems Inspired by Television.

  • Joel Allegretti
  • Michael Montlack
  • Martine Bellen
  • Steve Dalachinsky
  • Abiodun Oyewole

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Bryant Park Poetry Presentation with New York Quarterly Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/a-bryant-park-poetry-presentation-with-new-york-quarterly-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/a-bryant-park-poetry-presentation-with-new-york-quarterly-books Date: May 17, 2016

This event features:

  • Joel Allegretti
  • Michael Montlack
  • Martine Bellen
  • Steve Dalachinsky
  • Abiodun Oyewole

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 17, 2016

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

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction—genetically-modified, giant stealth killing machine—escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer League Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: May 17, 2016

Come out and play wheelchair basketball this summer at the Al Oerter Recreation Center! If you've never played wheelchair basketball before, this is your opportunity to learn, have fun and show other players that "You've Got Game!"

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 18, 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 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: May 18, 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 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/walking-meditation Date: May 18, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 18, 2016

Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present the third art exhibition at the Poe Park Visitor Center for the month of May.
Artists featured: Rica Takishima, Alitha E. Martinez, Savannah Zambrano, Sara Woolley, Micheline Hess, Michele St. Martin, Alice Meichi Li, Crista Cassano, to name a few!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 18, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/landmark Date: May 18, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 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 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 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: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 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 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 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[Bryant Park Author: Dave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/author-dave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/author-dave-hill Date: May 18, 2016

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word, take place under the London plane trees in the open-air Reading Room. This week comedian Dave Hill presents his new book, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Led Zeppelin, gluten, and 18-wheelers help make up this hilarious and touching collection of essays centered around the bonding between Dave Hill and his dad, after his mom’s death.

  • Dave Hill, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Comedian, Writer, Musician, Author of Tasteful Nudes
  • Hosted by Mike Albo, The Underminer, and Hornito, Comedic Writer and Performer

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-piano Date: May 18, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[BQLT Special Project: Haitian Cultural Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bqlt-special-project-haitian-cultural-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bqlt-special-project-haitian-cultural-event Date: May 18, 2016

This fun, family-friendly event will highlight the power of storytelling, and will include musical components, such as drumming.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-05-18 2016-05-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/3-to-6-club Date: May 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 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Play Date with the Uni Project at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/community-play-date-with-the-uni-project-in-chelsea-park Date: May 18, 2016

Join Community Play Dates every Wednesday in Chelsea Park. Come read, draw, play, and explore hands-on activities at the Uni pop-up reading room. Read-alouds begin at 4:30 p.m. Other special activities to be announced. Free for all ages.

Hosted by the Uni Project, Green Below 14, Hudson Guild, and Avenues: The World School. Made possible by Leaves of Grass Fund, Green Below 14, and Avenues: The World School.

Please email leslie@theuniproject.org to volunteer or be a guest reader.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736058cc532b.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: May 18, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/game-social Date: May 18, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Brick Laying/BBQ Pit Construction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction Date: May 18, 2016

Don’t know what to do with the bricks in your garden? You can’t beat the taste of barbecued meat cooked on an open fire. Forget rushing to the garden center to buy an expensive barbecue; set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue. Learn the basics of safe construction and what is allowed in your community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: La Isla Garden

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2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83190155029297000, -73.92929840087890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/flow16-tour Date: May 18, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Island’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists:

Football – Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island – Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns – Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies – Denise Treizman
Untitled – Tracie Hervy

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6eaee47368.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/adult-basketball-league Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/zumba Date: May 18, 2016

Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.

No session on June 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Divergent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-divergent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-divergent Date: May 18, 2016

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

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go
This movie is held outdoors. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. There will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c9606882e4.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 18, 2016

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-frozen Date: May 18, 2016

Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie inside. This spring, NYC Parks is hosting family-friendly movie showings throughout the five boroughs. It is OK to bring a picnic, but no glass bottles and no alcoholic beverages; they are strictly prohibited. Space is limited and seating is on first-come, first-served basis. No RSVP is required.

"After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen." - Courtesy of Swank

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727a6b5a31b0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 19, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 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 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 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[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/fitness-walk Date: May 19, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 19, 2016

Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present the third art exhibition at the Poe Park Visitor Center for the month of May.
Artists featured: Rica Takishima, Alitha E. Martinez, Savannah Zambrano, Sara Woolley, Micheline Hess, Michele St. Martin, Alice Meichi Li, Crista Cassano, to name a few!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 19, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 19, 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 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT