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 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:38:57 GMT <![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: May 8, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 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. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41cd74099.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 8, 2016

Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b80a81df5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 8, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e88000f41.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light Date: May 8, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f031f272691.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 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/2016/05/08/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/basketball-clinics Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 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[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: May 8, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining Date: May 8, 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. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03336dbd56.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 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[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3fd8c15cb.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 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[Concert: Treasure Hunting in the Middle Ages]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages Date: May 8, 2016

Ensemble Concerts in the Heights returns to perform the music of Gesualdo, Guillame de Machaut, and Hildegard Von Bingen.

Advanced registration is required. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Ode to My Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ode-to-my-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ode-to-my-mom Date: May 8, 2016

On Mother's Day, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum has a special event designed for visitors of all ages, and led by artist Maya Pindyck.

Read a poem to your mom, share a poetic line about her, make your own poem collage to portrait your image of mom, or reflect on your own feelings being a mom! Simply just enjoy two hours of rhythms and memories!

About the artist
Maya Pindyck is a multidisciplinary poet, artist, and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. She recently collaborated on Light on Sound, a public installation at the Lewis H. Latimer House and surrounding neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. Her most recent collection of poetry, Emoticoncert, was just published by Four Way Books. Maya teaches at Parsons School of Design at Long Island University, and in classrooms throughout New York City with Teachers & Writers Collaborative. For more information, please visit mayapindyck.com

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715820000, -73.82959747314453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571fd42d92852.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Nature's Mothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers Date: May 8, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion by exploring the grounds and gardens in search of migratory birds and other wildlife with naturalist Gabriel Willow.

This family-friendly walk will explore the lovely gardens and trees that surround the mansion; we might even find nesting birds or other wild mothers!

Gabriel Willow is an urban naturalist with a particular passion for birds. He is an environmental educator and ecological tour guide in NYC. He leads tours and teaches classes for NYC Audubon and Wave Hill, and was the Senior Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center in Brooklyn for several years.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd3db5e1f1.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 8, 2016

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/landmark Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-piano Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/3-to-6-club Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 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/2016/05/09/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/introduction-to-meditation Date: May 9, 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 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games: Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony Date: May 10, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games! Spectators are encouraged.

Join us for the opening ceremony, with a torch lighting, and competitions such as bowling, shuffle board and board games. Teams of older adults ages 50+ are competing for the gold.

*Schedule (May 10)

Board Games - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Shuffle Board - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Bowling is taking place at Strike 10 Lanes, 6161 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, at 1:00 p.m.

Competitions continue until the closing ceremony on May 14. Sports through the week include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Board Games.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Robert Cornegy, State Senator Kevin Parker, Dr. Lipnitsky of Pain Free NYC, Emblem Health, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Golden Krust, Humana and Super Food Town. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 8:00 am 2:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/tai-chi-class Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/fitness-walk Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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/2016/05/10/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/landmark Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 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/2016/05/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 10, 2016

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

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d414c8cd9f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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/2016/05/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-piano Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: May 10, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/gallery-tour Date: May 10, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

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

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42a732209.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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/2016/05/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/3-to-6-club Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 10, 2016

Brownsville Recreation Center and The Public Theater are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park! The performances will take place on September 2 - 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Rehearsals start In July.

Audition information
Anyone interested in the arts can audition! No experience is required. Please prepare one minute of a performance: a monologue, song, dance, poem, or just tell a story or joke!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115798d9d49.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/game-social Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 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[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 10, 2016

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up-close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f965965870b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 10, 2016

Spend some time with us stretching, breathing, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island's yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f969a5c9fb4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx Date: May 10, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? At this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/stargazing Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry with Tupelo Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/poetry-with-tupelo-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/poetry-with-tupelo-press Date: May 10, 2016

Featured poets include:

  • Cassandra Cleghorn
  • Ruth Ellen Kocher
  • Jennifer Militello

Produced in partnership with Tupelo Press

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 10, 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: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world1 Date: May 10, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held both indoors and outdoors.

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:30 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: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer League Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: May 10, 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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 10, 2016

Participants of all ages will create paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 11:00 pm

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 11:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/astoria-heights-playground Date: May 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Astoria Heights Park to care for the street trees surrounding Astoria Heights Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games: Day Two]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/brooklyn-senior-games-day-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/brooklyn-senior-games-day-two Date: May 11, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games! Spectators are encouraged.

Join us for day two, with competitions such as swimming, basketball and board games. Teams of older adults ages 50+ are competing for the gold.

Schedule (May 11)

Board Games - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Basketball - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Swimming - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Competitions continue until the closing ceremony on May 14. Sports through the week include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Board Games.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Robert Cornegy, State Senator Kevin Parker, Dr. Lipnitsky of Pain Free NYC, Emblem Health, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Golden Krust, Humana and Super Food Town. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-05-11 2016-05-11 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/landmark Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 11, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/bryant-park-piano Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Grassmere Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/grassmere-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/grassmere-playground Date: May 11, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Sorrentino Recreation Center to beautify Grassmere Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grassmere Playground

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Q353 Grassmere Playground 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.59927764170000000, -73.75894554000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/3-to-6-club Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2016

Companion planting is growing garden plants together that have complementary requirements and so do not compete for light, water, or other resources. Good companion planting results in better growth of each plant. Many herbs are good companions: they are beneficial to pollinators, give off essential oils that repel pests and don’t require too much water. Come to the workshop to learn more!

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Franklin Memorial Garden

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2016-05-11 2016-05-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.90529632568360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Bugs in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden Date: May 11, 2016

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen for a free evening of insect fun.

She will discuss beneficial insects in the garden, and you and your little ones are invited to help her release ladybugs into the park!

Because we close our park at 5:00 p.m., please meet at the entrance gates promptly at 6:00 p.m. to be allowed in to join the fun.

All ages are welcome and no pre-registration required. For more information about this program, please email jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd4c278b5b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/game-social Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/adult-basketball-league Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 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/2016/05/11/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/zumba Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: May 11, 2016

Hike and listen to frogs. A headlamp or flashlight is required.

This program is suitable for children 8 years and older.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 11, 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 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grown Ups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-grown-ups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-grown-ups Date: May 11, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outside of West Bronx Recreation Center.

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:30 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: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727bd30a6821.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Casablanca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-casablanca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-casablanca Date: May 11, 2016

Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. 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.

"One of the most memorable of all film experiences, Casablanca is a true Hollywood legend. All the elements of the production—story, cast, photography, direction, and music—are woven expertly together to create a motion picture monument. Wartime refugees gather in Morocco to obtain scarce exit visas to Lisbon. The final airport sequence is an event not to be forgotten."- Courtesy of SWANK

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park Hockey Rink (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77360307507400000, -73.94438844919200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727883656aba.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 12, 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 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 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/2016/05/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 12, 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 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 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[Brooklyn Senior Games: Day Three]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/brooklyn-senior-games-day-three http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/brooklyn-senior-games-day-three Date: May 12, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games! Spectators are encouraged.

Join us for day three, with competitions such as swimming, basketball and board games. Teams of older adults ages 50+ are competing for the gold.

*Schedule (May 12)

Board Games - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Basketball - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Swimming - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Track is taking place at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Competitions continue until the closing ceremony on May 14. Sports through the week include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Board Games.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Robert Cornegy, State Senator Kevin Parker, Dr. Lipnitsky of Pain Free NYC, Emblem Health, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Golden Krust, Humana and Super Food Town. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games: Day Three (Track at Ocean Breeze)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/brooklyn-senior-games-day-three-track-at-ocean-breeze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/brooklyn-senior-games-day-three-track-at-ocean-breeze Date: May 12, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games! Spectators are encouraged.

Join us for day three at NYC Parks' state-of-the-art track and field venue, Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, for the track event. Teams of older adults ages 50+ are competing for the gold.

*Schedule (May 12)

Track - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Basketball, Swimming and Board Games are taking place simultaneously at St. John's Recreation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Competitions continue until the closing ceremony on May 14. Sports through the week include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Board Games.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Robert Cornegy, State Senator Kevin Parker, Dr. Lipnitsky of Pain Free NYC, Emblem Health, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Golden Krust, Humana and Super Food Town. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 12, 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 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 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/2016/05/12/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 12, 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 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 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[28th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/28th-annual-equipment-and-vehicle-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/28th-annual-equipment-and-vehicle-show Date: May 12, 2016

This show highlights vendors who support NYC’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives, as well as daily operations. The fleet show will feature vendors offering a wide array of products to improve vehicle safety including cameras, truck side guards, systems to track and manage fleets, and systems to avoid or mitigate collisions. The show also highlights vehicles and equipment with alternative fuels and emissions reducing technologies, along with the latest in light and heavy-duty vehicles, trucks, horticultural equipment, tools, fleet services, and more. Free to all exhibitors and attendees.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (212) 386-0377 or email dkrantz@dcas.nyc.gov

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT