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 05:23:18 GMT <![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/3-to-6-club Date: January 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-20 2016-01-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/story-hour Date: January 20, 2016

Literacy INC. will host a free reading workshop at King Manor Museum in order to promote literacy in the community.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity. Free snacks will be provided. For more information please call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-20 2016-01-20 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Group Structure and By-Laws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-bylaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-bylaws Date: January 20, 2016

Is your garden group in need of structure and more organization? This workshop will help you hone the fundamentals of group structure. Learn the basics of by-laws and how to write them so that your garden group has a guide to working together effectively. While all registered GreenThumb gardens must follow the GreenThumb rules, the by-laws serve as a reference for situations in which there is confusion about how the organization runs. This workshop will help you work on issues of membership and conflict into your group structure.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2016-01-20 2016-01-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/exhibition-opening-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/exhibition-opening-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 20, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-20 2016-01-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56953072bcb71.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 21, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/arts-culture-fun-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/arts-culture-fun-in-football-we-trust Date: January 21, 2016

Join us for a preview screening of In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn before it airs on PBS on January 25th.

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

There will be a Q & A after the screening with Clarence McNatt, Former Detroit Lions Defensive End.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5644c5bc7084c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/candle-art1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/candle-art1 Date: January 21, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of socializing and fun!

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

To register, please call (718) 523-6912 or email kashfia.tasmi@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 523-6912

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.70186233520508000, -73.78356170654297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567c13eb7d69b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: January 21, 2016

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/3-to-6-club Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 21, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967ad2bae54.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 22, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 22, 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 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 22, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

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

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

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

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/3-to-6-club Date: January 22, 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 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/arts-culture-fun-special-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/arts-culture-fun-special-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust Date: January 22, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET. Join us for a preview screening of In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn before it airs on PBS on January 25th. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Victor Dugue, Coach of 10U Division, Rockaway Ravens.

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP to reserve your seat: cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.60240173339844000, -73.76249694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5644c5bc7084c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 22, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967ad2bae54.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to a blizzard warning for all of New York City on Saturday, January 23. The exhibit will reopen during normal hours on Tuesday.

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 23, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Birding: Super Winter Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/birding-super-winter-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/birding-super-winter-bird-walk Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Coyote Information Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/coyote-information-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/coyote-information-station Date: January 23, 2016

Curious about coyotes? Drop by to get your coyote facts here!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e03703c229.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ethnobotany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/ethnobotany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/ethnobotany Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the many everyday uses of plants by people, past and present. This program will also include a short walk highlighting and identifying common plants in parks. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 13th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/happy-birthday-edgar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/happy-birthday-edgar Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Come celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with the Bronx Historical Society's CEO, Doc Hermalyn, as he speaks about the poet's experience in the Bronx.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/playwriting-for-adults Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Pioneering Skills: Building with Ropes and Wood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Many plants produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct things like tools and shelters. You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple, useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Author Charlie Vazquez on Poe and Becoming a Writer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/bronx-author-charlie-vazquez-on-poe-and-becoming-a-writer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/bronx-author-charlie-vazquez-on-poe-and-becoming-a-writer Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez shares his childhood experience of learning about the Poe Cottage in Fordham, and will read from "The Telltale Heart," the first Edgar Allan Poe story he ever read in grade school, and discuss what inspired him to become a writer and literary activist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Staten Island Out Loud: Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/staten-island-out-loud-celebrates-edgar-allan-poes-birthday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/staten-island-out-loud-celebrates-edgar-allan-poes-birthday Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Staten Island OutLOUD is proud to return to the Poe Park Visitor Center to present a medley of Poe's beloved poems, together with guest artist David Crawford who will present his one-man performance "Poe's Last Night". Mr Crawford has presented his Poe event at the Edinburgh Festival and many other European venues. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit statenislandoutloud.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: January 23, 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 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/le-petit-art Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 23, 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 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 23, 2016

Every Saturday at 3 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696821f5bf5a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Astronomy: The Full Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/astronomy-the-full-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/astronomy-the-full-moon Date: January 23, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/23/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 23, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-23 2016-01-23 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967ad2bae54.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/hatha-yoga Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565deebea5779.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Family Art Project: Hoot and Howl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/family-art-project-hoot-and-howl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/family-art-project-hoot-and-howl Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious creatures—the owl and the coyote. Together with visiting artist Roxanne Jackson, learn about these local animals and their habits and attributes as we sculpt our own owl and coyote creatures in air-dry clay. Embellish your projects with bits of natural materials—feathers; rich, natural pigments; and more. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e0319f327d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Winter Workspace Workshop: Spirit Guides, Walking Sticks & Owl Totems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/winter-workspace-workshop-spirit-guides-walking-sticks-owl-totems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/winter-workspace-workshop-spirit-guides-walking-sticks-owl-totems Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

Bronx-based Dennis Redmoon Darkeem creates sculptures and performances based on Native American and African American forms and narratives. In the Winter Workspace, he will continue Redefining Our World, a body of work inspired by plants. Today, learn how Native American shamans use medicine as wearable vessels to carry collections of supernatural objects that define, guide and inspire. Then create your own walking sticks and medicine bags. Visitors aged 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Pictured: Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Trade Blanket, 2014, at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY. Participants engage in a hands-on workshop. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e059e30fe9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: January 24, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/meditation Date: January 24, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565def8ab9257.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Historic New York: Split Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/historic-new-york-split-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/historic-new-york-split-rock Date: January 24, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 24, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Let's Lanyard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/lets-lanyard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/lets-lanyard Date: January 24, 2016

Practice various knots and stitches by creating a crafty lanyard keychain. This program is suitable for children ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Program: Whoo's Who in Your Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/family-nature-program-whoos-who-in-your-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/family-nature-program-whoos-who-in-your-neighborhood Date: January 24, 2016

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e06d9a2cd8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/24/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 24, 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 2016-01-24 2016-01-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 25, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-25 2016-01-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/3-to-6-club Date: January 25, 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 2016-01-25 2016-01-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 26, 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 26, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 26, 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 the Parks Department, 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 go to: 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 26, 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 the Parks Department, 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 go to: 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 26, 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 the Parks Department, 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 go to: 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: January 26, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 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/2016/01/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 26, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/3-to-6-club Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 26, 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 the Parks Department, 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 go to: 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dancing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/belly-dancing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/belly-dancing-workshop Date: January 26, 2016

Join us this winter for a special belly dancing workshop. You'll learn about the history of belly dancing from a professional and participate in a choreographed group dance session!

Space is limited. RSVP is required to email address or phone number below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 26, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. 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 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 27, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/3-to-6-club Date: January 27, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/story-hour Date: January 27, 2016

Literacy INC. will host a free reading workshop at King Manor Museum in order to promote literacy in the community.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity. Free snacks will be provided. For more information please call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 28, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT