NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:40:40 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 4, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 4, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 4, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup Date: May 4, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Woodland Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/art-workshop-series-begins-woodland-watercolors Date: May 4, 2017

Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and shady areas using watercolor and related media to capture dappled light and luminous colors, with artist Wennie Huang. Materials not included; hardware, such as easels and brushes, will be provided. This six-session workshop continues May 11, 18, and 25, and June 1 and 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e508d9c2299.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 4, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 4, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 4, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery Date: May 4, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:14:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: May 4, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing!

Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required; registration opens one month prior to the event. Participants must be 16 years old or older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16630645d9.JPG Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms Date: May 4, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts Date: May 4, 2017

Create a 3D gift for mom! This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
May: Make 3D gift for Mom & Nature Art
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp Date: May 4, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam Date: May 4, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours Date: May 4, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers Date: May 4, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 4, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north Date: May 4, 2017

Did you know that the Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science of the Living City Seminar Series: Arts and the Environment - Cultures of Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/science-of-the-living-cities-seminar-series-arts-and-the-environment-cultures-of-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/science-of-the-living-cities-seminar-series-arts-and-the-environment-cultures-of-sustainability Date: May 4, 2017

Authors Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish present a book talk on their new work Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability, which adopts a pluralistic perspective of environmental artistic processes in order to examine the contributions of the arts in promoting sustainable development and culture at a grassroots level and its potential as a catalyst for social change and awareness.This book investigates how community arts, environmental creativity, and the changing role of artists in the Polis contribute to the goal of a sustainable future from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives.

Following the discussion we invite you to stay to view Other Homes an exhibit that considers the role of organic materials within the lexicon of contemporary art: specifically in contemporary found and assemblage art: specifically in contemporary found and assemblage art. Works by Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each uniquely consider the effects natural environments exert on contemporary art. These works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

  • Welcome by: Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service / NYC Urban Field Station
  • Curator's Introduction by: Audra Lambert
  • Presentation by: Nathalie Blanc and Barbara Benish
  • Reflections by: Lize Mogel, NYC Urban Field Station Artist in Residence

Please contact Renae Reynolds for information about venue accessibility - 718-225-3061 x308

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa376e3ad47.JPG Thu, 04 May 2017 15:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 4, 2017

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.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Madagascar (2005)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-madagascar-2005 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-madagascar-2005 Date: May 4, 2017

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

Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900edc5cc7f1.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Davis Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/its-my-park-at-davis-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/its-my-park-at-davis-playground Date: May 5, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until May 12.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with P.S. 31, William T. Davis, to help remove debris with the students, for a safer place to play at Davis Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 31, William T. Davis

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2017-05-05 2017-05-05 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.64157167271800000, -74.08534991163900000 Thu, 04 May 2017 14:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 5, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 5, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2017

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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 5, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts Date: May 5, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bryant-park-fencing-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bryant-park-fencing-class Date: May 5, 2017

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. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be 16 or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 5, 2017

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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/book-worms Date: May 5, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: May 5, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 5, 2017

Please note: Due to the rain, this Friday's Storefront Science Afterschool Pop-Up Program will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check the Fort Tryon Park Trust Facebook Page for updates.

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/art-in-action Date: May 5, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-celebration Date: May 5, 2017

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

Movies Under the Stars: Cesar Chavez: An American Hero
After the celebration, join us for a free screening of the Cesar Chavez movie!

Please note: Due to the rainy weather, this event will take place inside the Sunset Park Recreation Center. See you there!

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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571551b714385.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 09:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Music Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bronx-music-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/bronx-music-garden Date: May 5, 2017

The Bronx Music Garden is an annual event series that combines the love for music, sustainability and urban agriculture throughout the Bronx's 100+ community garden spaces. Expect live music entertainment from Bronx veteran DJs Morsy & Nique alongside artists Never Yet Contested & ANE. There will be free food by Chef Noah Sheetz, loads of activities and prizes followed by live demos on urban agriculture by Raymond Pultinas and his students at the DeWitt Clinton High School community garden.

Rain date: Friday, May 12th

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 423-3776

Location: The Clinton Garden at DeWitt Clinton High School

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2017-05-05 2017-05-05 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.88079833984375000, -73.88809967041016000 Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/basketball-training-camp Date: May 5, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/table-toppers Date: May 5, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Furious 7 (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-furious-7-20151 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-furious-7-20151 Date: May 5, 2017

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

Dominic Toretto and his tight-knit group of street racers battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 6:00 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 serve basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efbc5cbd6c2.JPG Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-finding-dory Date: May 5, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this film. Please visit the Parks website for information about this and other events.

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

In Finding Dory, amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.54041126733600000, -74.14245438575800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f12cef1a08e.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Don Militello An Evening of Contemporary Jazz Piano Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/don-militello-an-evening-of-contemporary-jazz-piano-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/don-militello-an-evening-of-contemporary-jazz-piano-performance Date: May 5, 2017

Join us for an evening of solo jazz piano performance with pianist Don Militello. The concert will feature a mix of original music and jazz standards. Don will also be talking about the art of jazz improvisation. A reception will immediately follow the event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f908e2f129e.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Furious 7 (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-furious-7-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-furious-7-2015 Date: May 5, 2017

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!

Dominic Toretto and his tight-knit group of street racers battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Flower Playground

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2017-05-05 2017-05-05 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.71237004874000000, -73.98842180919300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efbc5cbd6c2.JPG Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 6, 2017

Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bird-walks Date: May 6, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[POSTPONED: It's My Estuary Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event is postponed due to weather. The new date will be June TBD. Check back for finalized date.

This It's My Park season, join over 20 south Brooklyn schools and Coney Island community groups as we care for and learn about Coney Island Creek at Kaiser Park. We'll do big beach cleanup to start the day and will have a dozen marine science learning stations set up for everyone to investigate and learn about Coney Island Creek. Family friendly. We hope you join us! Organized by Cultural Research Divers, Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance and Making Waves. We look forward to cleaning up Coney Island Creek and Kaiser Park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58078765869140600, -74.00070190429688000 Thu, 04 May 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/early-morning-bird-walk Date: May 6, 2017

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early-morning walk to spot the amazing diversity of birds in the gardens and woodlands, as well as in the skies above, before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Free, but advance registration is required, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 ext. 251.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509385b6ef.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 6, 2017

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.

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.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:41 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Park Of The Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-park-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-park-of-the-americas Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean playground equipment and cleanup natural debris at Park Of The Americas. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park of the Americas Basketball Courts (in Corona Plaza)

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Q172 Corona Plaza 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 1:30 pm 40.74869144560900000, -73.86142301559400000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 6, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 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. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 6, 2017

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: May 6, 2017

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 three 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: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: May 6, 2017

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: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 6, 2017

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 6, 2017

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Oakwood Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-oakwood-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-oakwood-beach Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Oakwood Beach of washed up garbage and debris. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Oakwood Beach (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55000137967100000, -74.11290931701700000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Catharine Turner Richardson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Douglaston Garden Club to varnish benches and finish planting at Catharine Turner Richardson Park. We look forward to beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 831-6075

Location: Prospect Ave. and Poplar St. Entrance (in Catharine Turner Richardson Park)

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Q059 Catharine Turner Richardson Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76861599860900000, -73.74703103303900000 Tue, 02 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 6, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 815-8765

Location: North Ave. and Lockwood Pl. Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conference-house-park-tree-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers, such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Conference House Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49907697804100000, -74.24353218078600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e452392ff.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Piers Marsh Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bush-terminal-piers-marsh-planting Date: May 6, 2017

Come restore Bush Terminal Piers Park with the Stewardship Team! We will be planting native marsh plants along the shore and cleaning up debris in this scenic coastal wetland. Come dressed in long pants, clothes that can dirty, and durable boots or sneakers. Please bring your own water bottle!

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Bush Terminal Park

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65444807667800000, -74.01672906878700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at A Philip Randolph Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of A. Philip Randolph Square to clean and beautify A Philip Randolph Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-470-0484

Location: A Philip Randolph Square

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M021 A Philip Randolph Square 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80385777751600000, -73.95247643881600000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 6, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 6, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: May 6, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f4748e981.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/green-team Date: May 6, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 6, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health Date: May 6, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join Queens Botanical Garden Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, and compost application, and get planning tips.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb94df9e199.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice's Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 6, 2017

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season. Let us know if you plan to help—groups and individuals welcome!

To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5defb1b75.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Community Health & Wellness Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/2017-ocean-breeze-community-health-wellness-fair Date: May 6, 2017

The 2nd Annual Ocean Breeze Community Health Fair, presented by NYC Parks, will include representation from hospitals and local clinics, insurance programs, mental health organizations as well as other health and wellness companies. This free event aims to provide Staten Islanders with health and wellness information and to showcase local Staten Island resources.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 356-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Climate Kites Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/family-art-project-climate-kites-parade Date: May 6, 2017

Due to the fragile nature of some of our trees, we don’t fly kites at Wave Hill, but we will parade them! Join visiting artist Andrea Lomanto to design a simple paper kite to display your environmental dream for caring for the earth. Carry your kite message in a spring parade or take it home to watch it fly.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5098162297.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Belle Harbor Property Owners Association to pick up debris, weed flower beds, and sweep entryways at 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: (917) 697-6116

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57229995727500000, -73.85079956054700000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to paint owl silhouettes along the gate at the children's playground in the park. We look forward to beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to mulch and garden at Bushwick Inlet Park to celebrate Riverkeeper. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 912-8504

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Montefiore Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-montefiore-square Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association to clean up Montefiore Square and participate in a fun art activity. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 721-5654

Location: Park Entrance at 137th Street and Broadway (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82135017720100000, -73.95400035381300000 Fri, 05 May 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to encourage park attendees to reimagine the way they encounter the park space by inviting them to become caretakers of the beautiful green space we love at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Whitey Ford Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-whitey-ford-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-whitey-ford-field Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Whitey Ford Field to do a general cleanup at Whitey Ford Field. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Whitey Ford Field (in Whitey Ford Field)

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Q215 Whitey Ford Field 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77759933471680000, -73.93489837646484000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bellevue South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bellevue-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-bellevue-south-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It’s My Park season, join the Friends of Bellevue South Park and KBK9 for a family-friendly community day! The event will feature a festive atmosphere with music, and free CPR and dog training classes. Come for the fun, and stay to help clean and beautify the park with a hands-on volunteer planting project. We look forward to meeting new friends in Bellevue South Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74000167846680000, -73.97799682617188000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bronx-river-sweep Date: May 6, 2017

The 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep will be coming to the Bronx River and lead teams of people to pick up trash all along the Bronx River and assessing what they find. If you would like to be a part of this event, the Riverkeeper Sweep is looking for people to fill out the numbes of sites lead by others or you can be a leader and be the point of contact at a specific location.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park,Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee3adee54fa.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/coney-island-boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 6, 2017

Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art.

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

Family — children ages 12 and younger with guardians
Student — junior high school, high school, college
Open — all other participants and winners will receive prizes

Rain or Shine

Please note: all art becomes property of NYC Parks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f686755fcb6.JPG Mon, 01 May 2017 13:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Soil Testing Workshops at McCarren Park Green Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-soil-testing-workshops-at-mccarren-park-green-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-soil-testing-workshops-at-mccarren-park-green-market Date: May 6, 2017

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth is hosting two free workshops in partnership with Brooklyn College's Urban Soils Institute to get all your soil questions answered. Don't be afraid of your urban soil, just learn how to safely interact with it. These workshops will be casual and focus on getting your questions answered.

Bring a handful of soil in a re-sealable plastic bag. You can bring a few samples from different areas of your area to get a general reading of the whole area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 236-4144

Location: McCarren Park Greenmarket

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71929931640625000, -73.95240020751953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fcc792390d8.jpg Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to paint the park house and conduct a small clean up at Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Plant sale and SI Orchid Society Show and Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/snug-harbor-plant-sale-si-orchid-society-show-and-sale Date: May 6, 2017

Your garden will be the envy of the block with hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars on sale.

The Heritage Farm will offer seedlings from our heated poly-house ready to transplant in your home garden. Farm seedlings include various herbs, broccoli, chard, eggplant, kale, tomatoes, peppers, and more, all grown without the use of chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Snug Harbor’s Horticulture Department will give a presentation on unusual annuals for containers.

The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of DSNY Compost (while supplies last).

The Staten Island Orchid Society and Deep Cut Orchid Society will host an orchid competition and offer educational lectures and expert advice.

Join us for this exciting annual event!

Exclusive Snugh Harbor Cultural Center member hours: Friday, May 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e51657ac89a.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future Date: May 6, 2017

Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing's First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing's unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70cce9acb7.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 6, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e509de73191.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior Date: May 6, 2017

Take a history,engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 6, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

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 Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 6, 2017

Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pick-up to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please fill out the online form or call Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 by May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/learn-to-ride Date: May 6, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Garden Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-community-garden-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/free-community-garden-storytime Date: May 6, 2017

Join us for a read aloud, music and singing for this storytime in partnership with the East 43rd Street Community Garden and the Brooklyn Public Library. Interested in volunteering at the garden? Stop on by and lend a helping hand. The garden is recruiting young people over the age of nine, adults & senior adults. The garden features a dozen raised beds, a children section, picnic tables and garden benches.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 982-1801

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Kiwanis Queens Boulevard Club to help with a general cleanup, paint benches, and a possible planting at 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:

Location: Manton Avenue and Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71030044555664000, -73.81970214843750000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: May 6, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Wolfe's Pond Park has plenty of parking and is accessible by the S78 & S59 bus, as well as the Princess Bay railway stop. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 885-5843

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.51729965209961000, -74.19049835205078000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/queens-farm-spring-sheep-shearing Date: May 6, 2017

Ever seen a sheep get its haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual spring celebration with sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon!

Our livestock coordinator will be shearing our flock of four Cotswold ewes and two Romney wethers using a traditional blade shearing technique. Fiber artists will be on hand to exhibit how wool is spun into yarn. Learn about our Community Compost Program and adopt a vermicomposting worm at the ConEdison Ecology booth. T

here will be special farm tours, hayrides, kids' crafts, colonial cooking demos, live music, and delicious local food on the farm all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b7320da5750.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 6, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/urban-wildlife-appreciation-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at the Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers. Come and enjoy relay races, animal-themed arts and crafts, a free puppet show performed by the City Parks PuppetMobile, and dance to the sounds of live music from Shine and the Moonbeams!

Rain or shine


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 10:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Each spring Randall’s Island Park Alliance's annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

Activities:

  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Samurai hat making
  • Peek-a-boo photo sculptures by Rica Takashima
  • Crafts, games, and more!

Live Performances:

  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Taiko Aiko Kai Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Junko Fisher Okinawan Dance Company (1:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589102f064a23.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.17 Art Exhibit Grand Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/flow17-art-exhibit-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/flow17-art-exhibit-grand-opening Date: May 6, 2017

Join us for the grand opening of our annual outdoor art exhibition on display along the southern shoreline pathways! FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance's goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the island’s environment.

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

Artists to be announced.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59aee7c5e6.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b4633ca2afd.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74771921002100000, -73.80528949618200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f05a64d4c.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/discovery-walks-for-families-living-laboratory Date: May 6, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f7381c8f3.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT