NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:00:21 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 4, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday 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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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.

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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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 4, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 4, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 4, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 4, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 4, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/abs-work-out Date: February 4, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arts-culture-fun-lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arts-culture-fun-lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 4, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year!

Celebrate the New Year with an afternoon of exquisite arts, culture and fun! Watch a Lion Dance, Karate, Tai Chi and Fan Dance demonstrations. Take a trip through China with spectacular scenic views and interesting real life stories! FDNY recruiters and Girl Scouts will also be there.

All are welcome.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: America's Romance with Chocolate: A Sweet Social History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/americas-romance-with-chocolate-a-sweet-social-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/americas-romance-with-chocolate-a-sweet-social-history Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a delectable evening of talk and tasting as we celebrate our country's long love affair with chocolate. Culinary historian Cathy Kaufman will present an illustrated lecture followed by a tasting in our period kitchen of handmade chocolate truffles by chef Wai Hon Chu, paired with wine.

At the start of the 19th century, ladies ceremonially drank a breakfast chocolate — touted as a health food — from exquisite porcelain cups. But by mid-century, advances in manufacturing had turned this liquid delight into the chocolate bars that we know today, a portable confection and a luscious treat. This illustrated lecture will trace chocolate’s changing role and form in the social history of 19th century New York.

Tickets available online at merchantshouse.org/calendar

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 4, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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