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 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:01:42 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[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 13, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 13, 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata Date: March 13, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 13, 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[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 13, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 13, 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/2014/03/13/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-yoga Date: March 13, 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/2014/03/13/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-fitness Date: March 13, 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 13, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 13, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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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M010 Central Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Construction Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop Date: March 13, 2014

Would you like a little practice with power tools? Do you need some help with how to build your raised beds? Join students from DeWitt Clinton High School as we construct them!

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: The Clinton Garden at DeWitt Clinton High School

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8808, -73.8881 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 13, 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: Screening of Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC with Director Bobbito Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc Date: March 13, 2014

Come see the movie Complex Magazine calls, "One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time."

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport. Stay for the Q&A and meet the film's Director, Bobbito Garcia!

Space is limited. RSVP to centralrec@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d7fa1c426f9.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich Date: March 13, 2014

The firm of Delano & Aldrich played a central role in the first half of the 20th century, substantially shaping the architectural climate of the period. The International Garden Club hired the NY firm in 1914 to restore the dilapidated Bartow mansion. Award-winning architect and author Peter Pennoyer has an international practice in classical architecture and wrote the seminal work on Delano & Aldrich together with architectural historian Anne Walker.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST