NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:30:15 GMT <![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: April 16, 2016

To register. visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.

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

Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There will be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera Date: April 16, 2016

Construct your own pinhole camera, then bring your camera and photo back to develop on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (April 24). Individuals and families welcome.

Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Learn more at aliceausten.org/pinhole.

Workshops at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b4d550015.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 16, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 16, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/goalball Date: April 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/gallery-tour Date: April 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ae03835b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 16, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: April 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 16, 2016

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

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-sprouts Date: April 16, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: April 16, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Soligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, Marie Claire, and many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Learn more at moreart.org.

Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing info@moreart.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: The Gamba in Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris Date: April 16, 2016

Morris-Jumel Mansion's ensemble-in-residence Brooklyn Baroque will play a program highlighting the viola da gamba—aka, “the viola for the leg.” You'll hear works by Rameau, Marais, and others.

A light reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required. Email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968bf0eea8e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paranormal-investigation Date: April 16, 2016

Come celebrate the birthday of Eliza Jumel with a special paranormal investigation of the home in which she resided in while alive, and quite possibly, beyond. Learn the basics of ghost hunting while gaining an alternative view of this incredible location and woman!

Space is limited. Advanced paid registration is strongly suggested. Email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968a3fe148d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/moreshape-womens-halfmarathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/moreshape-womens-halfmarathon Date: April 17, 2016

The 13th annual MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join us in Central Park on Sunday, April 17, for an unforgettable race.

Every entrant will receive a commemorative race shirt (size subject to availability) and every finisher will receive a medal.

Visit NYRR's Race page for more information and to register.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0edddeddb.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: April 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga Date: April 17, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with Mini Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences Date: April 17, 2016

With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant. Then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3d4a7d35e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/fort-tryon-park-celebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/fort-tryon-park-celebrate-earth-day Date: April 17, 2016

Be a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a Beautifcation Day.

Help us install many new plants on the Fort Washington Terrace slope. Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Sign in with the Friends Committee at the Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d5d19133def.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, Chabad of Inwood invites you to join neighbors and volunteers in raking leaves and removing litter at Inwood Hill Park.

To register for this project, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Inwood Hill Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 17, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: April 17, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 17, 2016

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

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

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-storytelling Date: April 17, 2016

Bring the kids to this free nature storytelling event with our Urban Park Rangers. Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family’s weekend. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Garden entrance (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67710113525400000, -73.78668212890600000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/learn-to-rideadults Date: April 17, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f18d3ae72e1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 17, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 17, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation Date: April 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: April 17, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with us! Activities include Urban Park Ranger-led hikes, interpretive dance and Native American performances, and light refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day New York e-Cycling at Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day New York with DSNY and Earth Day Initiative in Union Square Park. We'll collect e-waste in e-cycleNYC bins, and clothing and textiles in re-fashioNYC bins. Join DSNY's recycling mascots for photos opportunities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Haiku Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden by participating in a writing workshop using nature as muse and haiku as a point of departure. Registration is required. Please register at qbghaiku.eventbrite.com.

Sign up for Nature Poetry Ready, which will immediatly follow the Haiku Workshop. Sign up at qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2c7da1250.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the beaches of Orchard Beach. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you along the beach at low tide, where tidal pools have collected. Explorers get their hands wet and observe everything from horseshoe crabs, mussels, saltwater plants, birds, and small fishes.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

All supplies are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Learn about salamanders in our ecosystems at this free event with our Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f989f9a1dfb.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: April 17, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park Date: April 17, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 pm: Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1-2 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own Official Blooming Naturalist button.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance & Parade, 3–4 pm: Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam out in an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 17, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Vegetable Gardening 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/green-living-vegetable-gardening-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/green-living-vegetable-gardening-101 Date: April 17, 2016

Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest. This program is suitable for ages 12 and older. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 17, 2016

Head on an hour-long tour of Wave Hill's seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3f00e159a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 17, 2016

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/spring-sprouts Date: April 17, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Nature Poetry Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-nature-poetry-reading http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-nature-poetry-reading Date: April 17, 2016

In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Botanical Garden partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature-themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella, accompanied by renowned poets from Queens. The event includes a garden tour and reception.

Registration is required. Please register at qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com.

Sign up for the early afternoon Haiku Workshop, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up at qbghaiku.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2d2566e18.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 17, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Author: Sergey Kadinsky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meet-the-author-sergey-kadinsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meet-the-author-sergey-kadinsky Date: April 17, 2016

Sergey Kadinsky will lead a lecture about his new book Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs.

Using maps and fascinating visuals, Mr. Kadinsky will paint a vivid portrait of what was once the town of Jamaica as well as the most forgotten body of water in Queens, Beaver Pond, which was once adjacent to King Manor.

Audience members will have a chance to buy a signed copy of Mr. Kadinsky’s book.

To RSVP, please email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 ext.13.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eac358a80fa.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-in-the-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-in-the-parlors Date: April 17, 2016

Bartow-Pell teams up again with Four Way Books to present Sunday afternoon poetry readings in the double parlors. Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths reads from her 2015 book Lighting the Shadow and novelist and poet Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things.

The reading will be followed by a reception with a book signing.

Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 18, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/yoga-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/yoga-week Date: April 18, 2016

Yoga is a way to relax, stretch, and tone your body. Through these free classes, you can learn how to do some basic postures at home. The focus of these classes are balance, breathing and meditation. Yoga mats are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Please bring your own workout clothing which can be leggings, sweats, t-shirts, and more. Please, no jeans!

Additional classes include

Monday April 18 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday April 19 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday April 21 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Friday April 22 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 23 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday April 23 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. --- Family Yoga ----

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570eb54674b3b.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: April 18, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 18, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564243e57ee3c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 18, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 18, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/3-to-6-club Date: April 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 18, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Structure Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/greenthumb-workshop-structure-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/greenthumb-workshop-structure-maintenance Date: April 18, 2016

Have you ever wondered, “What can I build in my community garden?”. GreenThumb has guidelines from the Department of Buildings for acceptable structures in community gardens. GreenThumb staff will talk about how these guidelines will impact existing and future gazebos, casitas, shade pavilions and sheds. Staff will also discuss the ways GreenThumb is able to assist garden groups with structures in their gardens and ways to adapt existing structures to meet the new guidelines.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Family Group Garden/Latinos Unidos

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2016-04-18 2016-04-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82170104980469000, -73.91410064697266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Bloomingdale Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-input-meeting-bloomingdale-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/community-input-meeting-bloomingdale-playground Date: April 18, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Bloomingdale Playground in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 145

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2016-04-18 2016-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79909000000000000, -73.96535930000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Crotona Park Ballfields Renovation Community Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/ballfield-renovations-coming-to-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/18/ballfield-renovations-coming-to-crotona-park Date: April 18, 2016

Please join us to share your thoughts on the renovations of Crotona Park's ballfields number 4 and 5 (Roberto Clemente Field).

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: Crotona Outdoor Olympic Pool (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-18 2016-04-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.83993934475100000, -73.89809869709800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c4c4a964.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 19, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 19, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/inwood-hill-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/inwood-hill-park-tree-planting Date: April 19, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Inwood Hill Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers. They help improve air and water quality, reduce pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86935806274400000, -73.93154907226600000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/baby-me-fun-learning Date: April 19, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 19, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/crc-open-house-week Date: April 19, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ink Blots:The Power of Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination Date: April 19, 2016

Open your imagination and explore through a creative arts ink blot workshop. Share your story through the beauty of colors and use art as a form of expression.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2016

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Narratives: Oral History Storytelling Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/neighborhood-narratives-oral-history-storytelling-project Date: April 19, 2016

The storied experiences of youth, family, friends, neighbors, and the life events that shape them are explored in a project devoted to personal and community history.

Join us to add your story. Collecting, documenting, and preserving memories from the past provides an essential pathway to the future.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 19, 2016

Enjoy an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights at Wave Hill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d408ab1e08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/paint-it-up Date: April 19, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 19, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/gallery-tour Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42082a5bf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 19, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 19, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/3-to-6-club Date: April 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 19, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building SIPS in Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-building-sips-in-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-building-sips-in-raised-beds Date: April 19, 2016

Learn how to build your own Sub-Irrigation Planting System (SIPS) in a raised bed. SIPS water from below and allow plants to absorb moisture more efficiently, which saves water and helps plants build strong root systems.

In partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Union Street Garden

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2016-04-19 2016-04-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.67003250122070000, -73.95952606201172000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/19/stargazing Date: April 19, 2016

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes, provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-04-19 2016-04-19 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: April 20, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: April 20, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 20, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 20, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 20, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CRC Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/crc-open-house-week Date: April 20, 2016

Visit St. James Recreation Center and enjoy our free Computer Resource Center Exploration Week.

Participants will learn how to navigate the World Wide Web; explore the physical world through Google Earth, learn how to stay safe on the internet and away from online predators. Learn how to set up, organizem and manage an email account on one of our state of the art computers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183673657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ink Blots:The Power of Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/ink-blots-the-power-of-imagination Date: April 20, 2016

Open your imagination and explore through a creative arts ink blot workshop. Share your story through the beauty of colors and use art as a form of expression.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 20, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/3-to-6-club Date: April 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-20 2016-04-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Lower Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/highland-park-lower-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/20/highland-park-lower-playground-community-input-meeting Date: April 20, 2016

NYC Parks is rebuilding the western section of Highland Park Lower Playground, located on Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street. Give us your feedback on the kind of playground you need and want to see!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: P.S. 108 The Sal Abbracciamento School

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2016-04-20 2016-04-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68127200000000000, -73.88434650000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fb00fa26687.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 21, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 21, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/0421-riverdale-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/0421-riverdale-tree-planting Date: April 21, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverside Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89697290630100000, -73.91491270065300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: April 21, 2016

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/21/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: April 21, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-21 2016-04-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT