NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:36:07 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 24, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games Date: April 24, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 24, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 Date: April 24, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 24, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 24, 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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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 25, 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[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 25, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 25, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-games Date: April 25, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 25, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 25, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 25, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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 the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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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M010 Central Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 25, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists Date: April 25, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 Date: April 25, 2014

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park. Discover the many unique 'arboricultural' treasures within the park. Walk will be led by a NYC Parks and Recreation arborist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1462

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339bf9c62e61.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 25, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go Date: April 25, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts Date: April 25, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter Date: April 25, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[College Day: Never Too Young]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young Date: April 25, 2014

Kids and teens are welcome to learn about college and possibilities for the future!

The event asks kids what they want to be when they grow up, and it teaches them how they can get there. Activities include talks, banner-making and other arts and crafts, performances, and guidance, all made possible by the kids participating.

For more information, please call Owen Dolen Recreation Center at (718) 829-0156.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 25, 2014

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

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments and directing runners with challenges. There are multiple locations and start times. To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 7:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 26, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 26, 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[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 26, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[20th Parkinson’s Unity Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Take a gentle 1.4-mile walk around Central Park and help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research.

All of donations go to research. It is also a day of community and education. Informational booths will be open.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (866) 789-9255

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.
But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.
This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.
Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.
Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:
  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Register online, registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class Date: April 26, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms Date: April 26, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

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

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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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Family Day: Gardening at Surfside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party Date: April 26, 2014

Come celebrate spring at 1st Annual Coney Island Family Day.

Join the Surfside Community Garden in celebrating Coney Island Family Day's block party with the start of its planting season. Stop by!

The block party will be held on West 29th Street between Surfside and Mermaid Avenues. Enjoy music, food, contests and more fun for the whole family! Participants in the block party’s contests will be entered to win donated prizes from Applebee’s, the Brooklyn Cyclones and other businesses.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: Surfside Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.573, -73.9947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join Boy Scout Troop 754 as they clean, paint and spruce up the park on It's My Park Day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 238-3761

Location: Garden at Kissena Corridor Park

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7524, -73.7922 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join the Friends of Queens Way as they clean up Forest Park.

They will be picking up trash and removing overgrown weeds. With your help, we can sustain an inviting and a beautiful park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: April 26, 2014

Please join GreenThumb to get your vegetable transplants at our annual giveaway, plus free tips on square foot gardening.

Starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 Date: April 26, 2014

Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year!
All cleanup volunteers are eligible to win two free concert tickets to see world famous musician, Jack Johnson, perform at Jones Beach Theatre on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.
To be eligible, you must register in advance for the cleanup and check in at our registration desk the day of the cleanup. Click here to register.
The ticket winner will be announced on our Facebook page, so please "Like Us" on Facebook!
Volunteer Information:
10 AM - 12 Noon: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge ecology walk with Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, NY.
12 Noon: Check-in for Community Cleanup of Sunset Cove & American Park. All volunteers are required to sign volunteer waivers.
12:15 PM: Dan Mundy Sr. and Dan Mundy Jr. of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and Elizabeth Stoehr of the American Littoral Society present a short talk about the Marsh Restoration Initiative.
12:30 PM – 3 PM: Cleanup begins. Bring gloves, water, insect repellant, sunscreen and wear appropriate shoes. Long pants recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5965, -73.8208 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2014

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance 's Natural Areas Team invites you for a free day of birdwatching and fun! We'll explore our wetlands and woodlands in search of resident and migratory birds. There will also be bird-themed arts & crafts and lemonade and light refreshments. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided.
This event is suitable for children ages 7-14 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. To register, email Christopher.Girgenti@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 860-1899.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339d22f91883.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake Date: April 26, 2014

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

Children’s Garden Manager Lauren Gill demonstrates sustainable methods to create an edible mini garden for your backyard, deck, or window box. Learn how to grow fresh, delicious food at home in a way that is easily integrated into a busy schedule.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species.

Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Please RSVP by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 26, 2014

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 26, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: April 26, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 26, 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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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.7935, -73.9367 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Fest at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm Date: April 26, 2014

Kick off the start of Battery Urban Farm’s season and celebrate Earth Day at Earth Fest! The Battery Conservancy will hold Earth Fest on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly, fun event will offer activities for all ages including arts and crafts, fresh food tastings, farm tours, and live music. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic, but lunch will also be available for purchase from Gogo Grill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 26, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games Date: April 26, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[World Tai Chi Day at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us kick off Bryant Park's Tai Chi season with free classes and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday. Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7941, -73.9361 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks Date: April 26, 2014

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On this long distance vigorous hike, explore the city’s rich history and fantastic views along the Hudson River.

Registration required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 16th

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 40.705, -74.0137 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 26, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few 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 the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Fitness for the Mind and Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7934, -73.9332 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 26, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[St. George Day: Earth Day & Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival Date: April 26, 2014

This annual spring festival celebrates Earth Day, the arts, community, and, most importantly, dragons. This rain or shine event will have giant puppets, a kid zone, music and dance, storytellings, and a dragon feast food zone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6374, -74.0764 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Speed, Strength, and Agility Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:30 pm 12:45 pm 40.7934, -73.9332 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 26, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:45 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 40.7934, -73.9332 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Peas & Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Peas & Love" will begin at Children's Magical Garden and march north. They will visit about 14 gardens on their route. Simultaneously a poetry tour of gardens will be happening and add to the general merriment.

Peas & Love Route

1. Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk and Stanton Streets

2. Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton Street, Between Clinton Street and Attorney Street

3. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

4. Peachtree Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

5. Kenkeleba House Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

6. Hope Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues A and B

7. Miracle Garden, 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B

8. Los Amigos, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

9. Brisas Del Caribe, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

10. Generation X, 4th Street, between Avenues A and B

11. Secret Garden, 4th Street, at Avenue C

12. All People’s Garden, 3rd st, between Avenues C and D

13. Orchard Alley, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th Street between Avenues C and D

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Childrens Magical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7207, -73.9862 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Flower Power" will begin at Dias Y Flores on East 13th Street, between Avenues A and B. They will visit the 17 gardens on their route as they amble south from 13th Street to 4th Street.

Flower Power Route

1. Dias y Flores, 13th Street, between Avenues A and B

2. El Sol Brillante, 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

3. El Sol Brillante JR., 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

4. Children’s Garden, 12th Street and Avenue B

5. Campos Gardens, 12th Street, between Avenues B and C

6. 11BC Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

7. Toyota Children’s Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

8. 9C Garden, 9th Street and Avenue C

9. La Plaza Cultural de Armando Parez, 9th Street and Avenue C

10. DeColores Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues B and C

11. Earth People Garden, 8th Street, between Aves B and C

12. Fireman’s Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

13.Green Oasis and Gilbert's Sculpture Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 7th Street, between Avenues C and D

15. Creative Little Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues A and B

16. 6BC Botanical Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues B and C

17. 5th Street Slope Garden, 5th Street, West of Avenue C.

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dias Y Flores

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7291, -73.9799 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Salad Daze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

Salad Daze will begin at LaGuardia Corner Gardens at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. The The Salad Daze posse will be on bikes!

Salad Daze Route

1. LaGuardia Corner Gardens, LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker Street and Houston Street

2. Albert’s Garden, 2nd Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue

3. Liz Christy Garden, Houston Street, between Bowery and Stanton Street

4.. M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Rivington Street, between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street

5. First Street Green, First Street and 2nd Avenue

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by - Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Join us at the opening reception of Daniel Hauben's Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks.

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks. His new exhibit includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations, such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

This exhibition is part of the Bronx Centennial Celebration

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 26, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: April 26, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Speed, Strength, and Agility Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills1 Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:15 pm 1:30 pm 40.7934, -73.9332 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-yoga Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Build a Three-Bin Compost System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/how-to-build-a-3bin-compost-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/how-to-build-a-3bin-compost-system Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the basics of composting garden and food waste to make the soil in your garden burst with healthy fruits and vegetables, and join us as we begin construction of a three-bin compost system.

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

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Abraham Lincoln High School Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.5833, -73.9686 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 26, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the park where they learn, play, and grow.

This event is full.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: An Introduction to Copyright Protection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

An Introduction to Royalties Workshop led by Roger Meltzer, Founder, CEO, and Director of A&R at Capsicum Records.

As Director of Artists and Repertoire, Meltzer is responsible for obtaining copyright protection for all original repertoire, or mechanical recording license rights to all previously published repertoire, as well as securing performance rights licensing royalties for airplay and live performances.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few 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 the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Low Impact Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-low-impact-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-low-impact-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking about History - Rufus King's Reading in London: Using the History of Rome to Understand the French Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history Date: April 26, 2014

From 1799-1803, when Rufus King was serving as Minister to Great Britain, he read Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and recorded excerpts from this book and others in two notebooks, known as commonplace books. On first glance these excerpts, or commonplaces, seem random, but every commonplace book has an individualized organization behind it.

In this lecture, David J. Gary, Yale University, shows how an examination of these notebooks allows us to understand King’s fears, anxieties, and challenges as he looked at the world as a statesman and diplomat of the new and weak American nation. Why did King select the material in these commonplace books?
How did he read Gibbon’s masterpiece? Why did he make such an effort to read this book during his busy diplomatic tour? Learn how King’s commonplace books reflect his desire to understand the quickly changing social, political, and cultural landscape wrought by the French Revolution.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 27, 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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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 27, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with the Fort Tryon Park Friends Committee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee Date: April 27, 2014

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park for spring and summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in the park clean up, painting, and planting.
Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c7221e7192.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 Date: April 27, 2014

Come celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

We will provide pinhole cameras, paper, and the opportunity to use our darkroom to develop your pinhole exposure.

First Exposure free; $5.00 per additional exposures. Darkroom appointments required on the half hour from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535941b6642db.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 27, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-games Date: April 27, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 27, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/smorgasburg Date: April 27, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park Date: April 27, 2014

Spring migration is here! The Staten Island Museum, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Freshkills Park team are joining together to host a day of watching raptors at the top of Freshkills Park's north hill. With a 140ft elevation overlooking the beautiful wetlands of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge; this is the perfect spot to catch birds of prey returning to New York after the cold winter. Binoculars and site guides will be available, feel free to bring your own as well as cameras, bug spray, water, and snacks to enjoy the park. This event is open to all ages to learn a bit more about the beautiful birds calling the sky over Staten Island home.

Shuttles will bring you to the top of the north hill from Wild Avenue in the Travis neighborhood. The shuttle departs from 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley and just off of Victory Blvd. and the West Shore Expwy. The s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd, and is a short two block walk away from the meeting location.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318a226124bc.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing Date: April 27, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 40.5977, -73.7848 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The 21st Annual Earthfest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

The day's festivities will kick off with morning volunteer projects (10:00 a.m.) such as planting, weeding, and mulching or shoreline clean-up, followed by an afternoon filled with environmental exhibits by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, and the Norwalk Aquarium, informational displays, nature walks, children’s activities, entertainment by Rick Adams and his performance of Reds Recycle –O-Rama and much more. For more information or to register to volunteer call the Pelham Bay Park Administrators Office, at (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet Theatre, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c7a1256d6.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming Date: April 27, 2014

Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532740328a410.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:08 EDT