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 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:33:30 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[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 6, 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/2014/02/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 6, 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/2014/02/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 6, 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 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 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/2014/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 6, 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: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 6, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 6, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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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<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-yoga Date: February 6, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-fitness Date: February 6, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 6, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 6, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali with Director Bill Siegel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 6, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Meet the director, Bill Siegel!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov or calling (212) 234-9607. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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<![CDATA[Movies at the Mansion: The Heiress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/movies-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/movies-at-the-mansion Date: February 6, 2014

We celebrate romance in February with the screening of two star-crossed romantic movies in the double parlors. First up? The Heiress (1949, 115 mins.) starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson, directed by William Wyler. Based on the 1880 novel Washington Square by Henry James.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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<![CDATA[Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan Public Meeting: Community Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/rockaway-parks-conceptual-plan-public-meeting-community-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/rockaway-parks-conceptual-plan-public-meeting-community-planning-workshop Date: February 6, 2014

We would like to invite you to a presentation and discussion of the Rockaway Conceptual Plan for the improvement of city parks across the Rockaway Peninsula.

NYC Parks, in collaboration with the NYC Economic Development Corporation and community partners, is developing the Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan in order to guide future planning and funding efforts for parks. The upcoming meeting will review proposed final concept designs and cost estimates for priority projects developed following input from previous community meetings.

Come join the discussion with NYC Parks, the design consultants, and other community members to provide feedback on the proposed concept designs.

Please RSVP to Jonathan Matt by email Jonathan.Matt@parks.nyc.gov or by phone (718) 520-5939 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5939

Location: Knights of Columbus

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