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 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:55:37 GMT <![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/3-to-6-club Date: May 5, 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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 5, 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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 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[Cinco De Mayo Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-celebration Date: May 5, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571551b714385.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 5, 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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 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[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 5, 2016

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/basketball-clinics Date: May 5, 2016

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643c220077d.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Button Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/button-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/button-art Date: May 5, 2016

Join us for an evening of socializing and fun!

Learn many ways to create vibrant button art, including monograms, sceneries, trees, and more. No experience necessary, but you’ll be surprised by your hidden talents! All supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all adults.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d55c7ab009.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1567c3826.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 5, 2016

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

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the parks newest attraction—a genetically-modified, giant stealth killing machine—escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Rated PG-13

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-star-trek-the-wrath-of-khan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-star-trek-the-wrath-of-khan Date: May 5, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

This second installment of the groundbreaking franchise has Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) attempting to stop his old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban), from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Oval Grass (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71540069580078000, -73.93800354003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572294442517e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/adult-basketball-league Date: May 5, 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: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[National Public Gardens Day at Bartow-Pell Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/national-public-gardens-day-at-bartowpell-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/national-public-gardens-day-at-bartowpell-conservancy Date: May 6, 2016

Enjoy free, guided tours of Bartow-Pell Conservancy's historic landscape and gardens. The terraced formal garden, which celebrates its centennial this year, features two 1920s bronze peacock sculptures by French sculptor Gaston Lachaise. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Start time: 3:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 3:00 am 5:00 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for WellnessSpring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series Date: May 6, 2016

Ann Casapini brings twenty years of experience as a certified instructor to lead offerings that invigorate and rejuvenate. Each gentle level-one class includes an overall workout, a specific area of focus, a short meditation, and deep relaxation. Ten classes; class size limited to 12.Please bring your own mat.

Registration and pre-payment is required. Pleasse call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 8:30 am 9:45 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 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[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 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[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/yoga Date: May 6, 2016

Join a free yoga class in Little Bay Park!

Limited number of mats will be available for participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: May 6, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 6, 2016

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/nature-exploration Date: May 6, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 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/2016/05/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-piano Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 6, 2016

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com or by calling the Manhattan Fencing Center at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be aged 16 years or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571018db1f1dd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/seasonal-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/seasonal-arts-crafts Date: May 6, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks1 Date: May 6, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

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

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

Start time: 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/3-to-6-club Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[UPDATED: Movies Under the Stars: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-series-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-series-42 Date: May 6, 2016

Please note: This movie was originally going to be shown at Clinton Playground from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is now being shown at the Crotona Park Pool House from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in the park. This spring, NYC Parks is hosting family-friendly movie showings throughout the five boroughs.

"42" is the story of Jackie Robinson, from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: Crotona Park Pool House (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84053477863500000, -73.89783531427400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ed723635.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/game-social Date: May 6, 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 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 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[Jane's Walk: Pier 5 Uplands Sneak Peek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/janes-walk-pier-5-uplands-sneak-peek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/janes-walk-pier-5-uplands-sneak-peek Date: May 6, 2016

Take a sneak peek at a forthcoming section of Brooklyn Bridge Park's, the Pier 5 Uplands, currently under construction.

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park's staff for an exclusive hard hat tour of the Pier 5 uplands. Participants will get a sneak peek of the newest section of the Park, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.

The Pier 5 uplands will add six acres of new parkland east of the Picnic Peninsula. New amenities will include sloping and terraced lawns, a grove with a flexible seating area, a rain garden, a sound attenuating berm to reduce traffic noise, and a new access point at Montague Street. Set into the hillside will be a new boathouse that includes restrooms and space for public programming.

Please note: Registration is required to attend this event. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot on this free walk. The tour will leave at 6:00 p.m. from Ample Hills at Pier 5. This is an active construction site. Guests must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. All guests will be required to sign a waiver.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ample Hills (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69456867241600000, -74.00063586235000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dances for All Abilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/dance-for-seniors Date: May 6, 2016

Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company will lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors and all other ages and abilities.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f56d2243569.JPG Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; Preview Screening of 'Peace Officer']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/arts-culture-fun-peace-officer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/arts-culture-fun-peace-officer Date: May 6, 2016

Presented by WNET and Indie Lens Pop UP.

Join us for a preview screening of Peace Officer by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber before it airs on PBS on May 9 at 9:00 p.m.

The increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of someone who's been on both sides: a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this case and other officer-involved shootings.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on their online Pop-Up events.

Stay after the screening for a discussion about the film with the Million Hoodies for Justice Movement.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot on Eventbrite at http://peaceofficerstjames.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56abc78016723.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Outdoor Movie Night: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movie-night-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movie-night-minions Date: May 6, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a screening of Minions.

Rated PG

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 6, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind, and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general infomation about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Selena]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-selena http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movies-under-the-stars-selena Date: May 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks for free movies in our city's parks!

We continue our Cinco de Mayo celebration with a screening of "Selena". This musical biopic tells the story of Tejano music icon, Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Jennifer Lopez). Born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas, Selena is encouraged by her father (Edward James Olmos), and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn adjacent to Fifth Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64928480754400000, -74.00542020797700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57229a6a8ba4a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Westerleigh Park as they clean and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk and Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-walk-and-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-walk-and-bird-watching Date: May 7, 2016

Catch the warbler wave. Welcome warblers back to the park at this spring bird-watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 7, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 7, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Kills Crooke's Point Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Great Kills Crooke's Point! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55519866943359400, -74.12779998779297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 7, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 7, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island North Shore Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on the north shore of Staten Island at Jones Woods Park! Volunteers will help care for the young forest by removing invasive species which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our Street Trees in the Soundview area of the Bronx.

Volunteers will assist in planting Dewberry’s and caring for our street trees.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 7, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Beautify Historic Flushing Outdoor Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Enjoy the beautiful spring garden at the historic Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.

Tools and gloves will be supplied for the project's duration.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouse@verizon.net with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Athens Square Park to show some tender, loving care to Athens Square Park. Volunteers will help with help remove any remaining leaves and get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8414

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the shoreline at Powell's Cove Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: 137th St and 11th Ave (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78810119628900000, -73.83219909668000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Volunteers for Springfield Park to beautify Springfield Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.65969848632812500, -73.76339721679688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[MAS Jane's Walk: Jefferson Market Library and Its Environs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs Date: May 7, 2016

This walk explores the Jefferson Market Library and its environs. The neighborhood is steeped in history with notable sites, including the Jefferson Market Garden (formerly the site of the Women's House of Detention), Patchin Place, Milligan Place, the Second Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery, the "Weather Underground townhouse," First Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and more.

This walk will be led by Historian Jack Intrator. Walks have no advance reservations, unless otherwise noted in the walk descriptions. Just show up!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jefferson Market Library

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 0:00 am 40.73457940000000000, -73.99914800000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Masons in the Parks to help care for Thomas Boyland Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68190002441406000, -73.90779876708984000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Belle Harbor Property Owners Association to beautify Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57229995727500000, -73.85079956054700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Carmansville Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beacon Light Lodge #76 to perform a general clean up and some possible plantings at Carmansville Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 913-2456

Location: Amsterdam Avenue Entrance (in Carmansville Playground)

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M018 Carmansville Playground 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82943593391900000, -73.94447711527100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Pelham Bay Park (South of Orchard Beach Parking Lot) (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86159896850586000, -73.79450225830078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 7, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: May 7, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Marble Hill Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Once the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, the Marble Hill neighborhood is today claimed (in different ways) by both Manhattan and The Bronx. Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series if it had been finished, and troll down quiet, tree-lined streets with private homes and slate sidewalks.

This tour will start on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 225th Street, outside Chase Bank.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Outside Chase Bank

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87433860061800000, -73.90952219496800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 7, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or signing up at the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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[NatureFest 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 Date: May 7, 2016

The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.

This festival will occur in tandem with the Harbor in Bloom festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 483-7107

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 am 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f1c0679a0b2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 7, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 Date: May 7, 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: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc431226297.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters Date: May 7, 2016

Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has revitalized local neighborhoods.

Join our volunteer historians as we colloborate with Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100 Years www.jj100.org and lead a walk in the spirit of Jane Jacobs through Concrete Plant Park to Hunts Point Riverside Park where Bronx activist once fought against auto-oriented plans and led a movement toward increasingly livable communities.

The walk will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the Flotilla Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571a41dd9e42e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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[Jennifer's Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup Date: May 7, 2016

Please join the Empire Dragon Boat Team, in partnership with Riverkeeper and NYC Parks, as we work together to clean-up the Flushing Bay shoreline.

Join the cleanup, experience paddling in our dragon boat, learn about green infrastructure initiatives designed to restore our waterways, and continue the legacy spearheaded by one of our founders, Jennifer Merendino.

To register for this event, please email empiregreenteam@gmail.com.

Please do not wear open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip flops.

For event updates, please visit empiredragonboat.com

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76060104370117000, -73.84680175781250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e99747a764.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: This project was rescheduled from April 16.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup in the park.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leanr-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leanr-to-ride-kids Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter how old you are, 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 7, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Boaters to do a general cleanup at Valentino Pier. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 581-3941

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01830291748047000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Briarwood Action Network to beautify Hoover-Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Seating area (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71090338320100000, -73.82070122789900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/tai-chi Date: May 7, 2016

Tai Chi classes are led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 Date: May 7, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherry Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherry Park Dog Run to beautify the park for our furry friends! Volunteers will be needed to help with a general cleanup, and to paint benches and planters. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8414

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.74140167236328000, -73.89880371093750000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a free Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 - 13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will close off Hudson Boulevard West adjacent to the playground to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Enoch's Bike Shop has created a raffle for a girls bike for the event!

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please call the Bike NY weather hotline at (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 for updates. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, 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 kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67169952392578000, -74.00630187988281000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Eco Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day Date: May 7, 2016

Enjoy a fun-filled day of events for the entire family! Come ride the carousel, enjoy craft activities, and meet farm animals visiting for the day. There will be puppet show performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a7cf71e190.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: May 7, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports and Fitness Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sports-fitness-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sports-fitness-day Date: May 7, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of obstacle courses, races, rockwall climbing, zumba, spin deomonstrations, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 7, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

You can find the Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day photo booth pictures at tinyurl.com/WildlifeAppreciationDay.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a8bad9845.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 7, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 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[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun and free hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 7, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works from large sculptural works to sound pieces, performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences and light-poles by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem will perform fight scenes from their summer 2016 production of Macbeth. Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.The public is also invited to join artist Nancy Rakoczy in weaving the Liberian Flag. Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths for this project.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571113ecda05f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Musical Instruments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments Date: May 7, 2016

Pianos, guitars and tambourines, oh my!

At 1:00 p.m., listen to a reading of Play Mozart Play by Peter Sis, led by Literacy INC. Show off your musical skills and create an instrument out of recycled materials in our drop-in workshop from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. After the workshop, tour the house and see our 200 year-old piano.

Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717afec79659.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball Date: May 7, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT