NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:19:18 GMT <![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 12, 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 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 12, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/3-to-6-club Date: January 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/holiday-train-show Date: January 13, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-13 2016-01-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/3-to-6-club Date: January 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/story-hour Date: January 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Fit Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/winter-fit-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/winter-fit-fest Date: January 13, 2016

Join us for our Winter Fit Fest! We will be offering free fitness classes and nutrition information sessions to support your new year's resolutions.

Schedule

  • Spin Express: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fitness Diet Seminar: 5:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
  • Medicine Ball Madness: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Stretching, Recovery and Cool Down Info: 6:35 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
  • Power Punch (Boxing): 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/3-to-6-club Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/movies-in-the-parks-selma http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/movies-in-the-parks-selma Date: January 15, 2016

Join us for this powerful chronicle of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. This film will be followed by a panel discussion on social justice.

Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go: School groups are enouraged to attend, but should make reservations by calling (718) 485-4633. Space is limited so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56845f57bc4dd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 15, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/3-to-6-club Date: January 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust Date: January 15, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up join us for a preview screening of In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn before it airs on PBS on January 25th.

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

The screening will be followed by a Q&A led by Trevon Blondet, former Captain of the Long Island University Post team. Blondet also coached as the varsity defensive coordinator at the Cardinal Hayes High School football team for 6 years.

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

Please register on eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5644c5bc7084c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Glass Bottle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/glass-bottle-art1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/glass-bottle-art1 Date: January 15, 2016

Come join us for an evening of painting and socializing! No artistic experience necessary, but you'll be surprised by your hidden talents!

All supplies will be provided.

Regstration required. Please call RSVP at Kashfia.Tasmi@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 263-1163.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 6:15 pm 8:15 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567c112fdb936.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Skate Oddity: A David Bowie Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/skate-oddity-a-david-bowie-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/skate-oddity-a-david-bowie-tribute Date: January 15, 2016

As a tribute to the late musical icon, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village will exclusively play David Bowie's music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 15. The tunes start with his early career and end with music from his most recent album, Blackstar.

To make it even more festive, we hired two face-painters who can make you look like Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, Jareth the Goblin King, as well as other classic Bowie looks.

As always skate admission is free. Skate rental prices and other information can be found at wintervillage.org/skate/overview.

One night only: you won't want to miss it!

(Photo Credit: Jusay Photography)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75353622436523400, -73.98333740234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56990c3c41ea8.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Certification]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/greenthumb-workshop-trapneuterreturn-tnr-certification http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/greenthumb-workshop-trapneuterreturn-tnr-certification Date: January 16, 2016

Attending a TNR certification workshop is the first step to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help feral and stray community cats in your gardens. Learn the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony care in this hands-on workshop, and become a Certified TNR Caretaker.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap loans, transportation for cats and traps, educational and networking events, newsletters, community outreach materials, and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City, provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.

Please RSVP for this workshop here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/playwriting-for-adults Date: January 16, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse1 Date: January 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 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 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[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 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 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: January 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 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 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 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 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[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696821f5bf5a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: January 17, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-17 2016-01-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 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 2016-01-17 2016-01-17 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[Sew Much Fun Sewing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/sew-much-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/sew-much-fun Date: January 17, 2016

Learn basic hand sewing techniques by creating a stuffed animal. Appropriate for anyone aged 8 to adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-17 2016-01-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 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 2016-01-17 2016-01-17 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[Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/mlk-day-of-service-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/mlk-day-of-service-coastal-cleanup Date: January 18, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Idlewild Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Volunteers will help protect and maintain the wetlands of Idlewild Park by removing floatable debris. Volunteers will be trained in removal and cleanup techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, warm layers, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-2761

Location: 230th Street and 149th Avenue (in Idlewild Park)

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Q392 Idlewild Park 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65532456742500000, -73.75368571281400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: January 18, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/18/3-to-6-club Date: January 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 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 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 2016-01-19 2016-01-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 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 2016-01-19 2016-01-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 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 2016-01-19 2016-01-19 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[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/3-to-6-club Date: January 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 2016-01-19 2016-01-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-19 2016-01-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/20/3-to-6-club Date: January 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-20 2016-01-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56953072bcb71.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/arts-culture-fun-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/arts-culture-fun-in-football-we-trust Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

Come join us for an afternoon of socializing and fun!

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 523-6912

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.70186233520508000, -73.78356170654297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567c13eb7d69b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/21/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-21 2016-01-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT