NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:25:54 GMT <![CDATA[Jr Knicks Basketball Clinic presented by Kia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/jr-knicks-basketball-clinic-presented-by-kia Date: April 25, 2017

Join us on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 for a Jr Knicks Basketball Clinic presented by Kia.

This clinic will provide boys and girls, 14 and under with a structured learning experience that teaches defense, offense, and shooting fundamentals.

The clinic will run from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Check in will start at 3:30 pm.

To register click here

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8241adafb2.jpg Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/soccer-training-camp Date: April 25, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/table-toppers Date: April 25, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: April 25, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-25 2017-04-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 25, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/25/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: April 25, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-25 2017-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 26, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 26, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/le-petit-art Date: April 26, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 26, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/special-express-arts Date: April 26, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression. Day groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/book-worms Date: April 26, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art: Paper Roll Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/recycle-to-art Date: April 26, 2017

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Make a cute butterfly out of ordinary paper rolls. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
April: Paper Roll Butterfly
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: April 26, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-26 2017-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-in-action Date: April 26, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/mighty-milers Date: April 26, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/table-toppers Date: April 26, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Urban Field Station Discussion: Soils of the Living City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-soils-of-the-living-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-soils-of-the-living-city Date: April 26, 2017

This discussion will focus on ways in which soils in urban areas are different from soils in less densely-populated areas. What do we know about NYC soils based on the latest research? What are some of the broader implications of that research for human health, environmental remediation, urban agriculture, and forest restoration?

This conversation is important in an urban context because soil research typically takes place in non-urban areas. Urban soils are under unique pressures due to exposure to pollution and development. Studying urban soils can provide insight into how ecological communities persist and function under these pressures and other disturbances.

Because soil research is often done in non-urban settings, the preexisting data in field can’t be used to make assumptions or answer questions about urban soils. We hope this panel will engender a conversation to identify gaps in research, prioritizing which questions need to be addressed and providing insight for better land management practices.

Moderated by: Novem Auyeung, NYC Parks

Panel Hosted by: Dr. Sean Brady of Rockefeller University's Brady Lab

Panelists:

  • Zach Charlop-Powers, Rockefeller University
  • Krista McGuire, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Tatiana Morin, Urban Soils Institute
  • Clara Pregitzer, Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Troy Hill, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rich Shaw, United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Services

*Please bring an ID and print a copy of your ticket

Please contact Zach Charles Powers (718) 644-5053 for information on venue accessibility.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rockefeller University

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2017-04-26 2017-04-26 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.76274977556100000, -73.95568426071300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f132dcd1125.PNG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-inspired-bynature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/art-inspired-bynature Date: April 26, 2017

Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by the scenery in nature. Our "Art Inspired By" series will include an overview of the featured artist, theme, or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

RSVP is required. Please call us at (212) 397-3159.

For more information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e69fa291a40.jpg Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Can Art Activate Public Space?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/parks-without-borders-discussion-series-how-can-innovative-park-planning-create-a-more-seamless-public-realm Date: April 26, 2017

The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of public art in NYC Parks, the Parks Without Borders Discussion Series is excited to host five prominent art programmers, artists, and advocates in New York City and beyond its borders. Moderated by Jonathan Kuhn, NYC Parks Director of Art & Antiquities and Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director for Public Art, the panel will examine opportunities and challenges faced by public art -- past, present, and future. Speakers include Jamie Bennett, Executive Director with Art Place America; Esther Robinson Founder of ArtBuilt Mobile Studios; Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development, WHEDco; Ann Shostrom, Founder of First Street Green; Juanli Carrion, Artist

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please register.

Biographies

Jamie Bennett is the executive director of ArtPlace America, a partnership among 16 foundations, 8 federal agencies, and 6 financial institutions working to position art and culture as a core sector of community planning and development by investing in, researching, and supporting those who lead and execute creative placemaking projects. To date, ArtPlace has invested $96 million in 262 projects in communities of all sizes. Previously, Jamie worked at the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia University, the Agnes Gund Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Philharmonic.

Esther Robinson has worked on behalf of America's artists for more than 20 years as a foundation program officer, television and film producer/director, technology entrepreneur, and arts activist. From 1999-2006, she was Director of Film/Video and Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation. Since 2006, her non-profit ArtHome has provided financial training and asset building programming to artists and organizations nationally. As ArtBuilt co-director, she oversaw the 2015 "Studio in the Park" Residencies, NYC’s first-ever Mobile Studio program (in partnership with NYC Parks). She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer.

Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development at WHEDco, directs community planning, commercial revitalization, and creative placemaking initiatives, and oversaw cultural programming at their Bronx Music Heritage Center. She has more than 15 years of community development experience and, prior to WHEDco, was a Housing Planner under Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. She is a Coro NY Neighborhood Leadership Program alumnus, and her work has been featured at the American Planning Association, Municipal Arts Society, Americans for the Arts, NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the International Downtown Association. She has an M.A. in International Development from American University and Master’s of Urban Planning from Hunter College.

Ann Shostrom co-founded First Street Green, converting a derelict lot into an open art space serving the Lower East Side. FSG provides murals, sculpture, and cultural programming in First Park, partnering with artists and community groups. Shostrom exhibits her artworks internationally at galleries and museums. She made public art from decommissioned weapons in Albania. Shostrom is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York, and is an Associate Professor at Penn State University. She has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Syracuse University.

Juanli Carrión, born in Yecla, Spain, lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally including United States, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Kenya. In 2014, he began his series of geopolitical gardens, Outer Seed Shadow, commissioned by NYC Parks, La Nau of Valencia, and Contemporary Art Center La Conservera. His work is based on the identification of cultural conflicts revealed in the definition of social, political, and economic identity. To develop projects, he engages with specific social groups, investigating their natural, emotional, social, and political landscapes, then articulating aesthetic experiences that reflect questionable ideas of Western reality.

Jonathan Kuhn, a 30-year veteran of NYC Parks, serves as its Director of Art & Antiquities and oversees the placement, display, and care of monuments and permanent and temporary art in the City’s parks. He has curated more than 30 exhibitions on the history of parks in New York, and authored the catalogue, The Outdoor Gallery: 40 Years of Public Art in New York City Parks, and the guide, Historic Houses in New York City Parks. Previously he worked at MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, 55 Mercer Gallery and the NJ State Museum.

Jennifer Lantzas is the Deputy Director of Public Art at NYC Parks. She works with a diverse group of artists, community groups, arts organizations, and government agencies to bring experimental and traditional public art to parks in New York City’s five boroughs. She has managed more than 250 temporary public art installations and organized more than 40 exhibitions for the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. Jennifer received her Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Maryland.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1389

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58580dc905e26.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/26/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: April 26, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-26 2017-04-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 27, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 27, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: April 27, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 27, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park's 15th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/bryant-park-poem-in-your-pocket-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/bryant-park-poem-in-your-pocket-day Date: April 27, 2017

The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 15th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day-long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2017 literary series and is free and open to the public.

Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate, and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at a NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic.

Emcee: Daniel Kitrosser

NYC Youth Poet Laureate: Sharon Lin

DJ: Flip Bundlez

Produced in cooperation with the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Education, NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d13291961d4.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/special-express-arts-2 Date: April 27, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 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 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/tour-the-battery Date: April 27, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/book-worms Date: April 27, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Put A Poem In Your Pocket Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day Date: April 27, 2017

April is poetry month! On Put A Poem in Your Pocket Day, bring a poem to share with us! If you do not have a poem, one will be provided. Poems may be original, classic or contemporary, funny, cute, or serious.

Poems must be family-friendly; appropriate for all ages. This program is suitable for ages six to adult.

Start time: 2:30 pm

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 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/creative-3d-arts Date: April 27, 2017

Create a cute, fun 3D apple out of paper. This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
April: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple
May: Make 3D gift for Mom
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/softball-training-camp Date: April 27, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/steam Date: April 27, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Aphids, Whiteflies and Slugs, Oh My! + Staten Island Spring Supply Distribution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/aphids-whiteflies-and-slugs-oh-my http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/aphids-whiteflies-and-slugs-oh-my Date: April 27, 2017

Struggling with aphids, whiteflies, and other pests in your garden? Join us for an overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), focusing on simple, organic methods for dealing with pests in your garden.

Bring your own tips and tactics to share with your fellow gardeners!

Please RSVP here.

This event is also your registered GreenThumb garden’s opportunity to pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies. To RSVP for the Supply Distribution, please email Staten Island Outreach Coordinator Anthony Reuter, Anthony.reuter@parks.nyc.gov, directly.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-04-27 2017-04-27 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/table-toppers Date: April 27, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/27/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: April 27, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South

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2017-04-27 2017-04-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74267354656600000, -73.85000169277200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 28, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 28, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Notable Trees of Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/garden-walk-notable-trees-of-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/garden-walk-notable-trees-of-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2017

Wave Hill’s landscape includes magnificent old trees, rare species, and native beauties. Wander through the gardens on this special walk with Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see some of his favorites from the living collection.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c077be81114.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/multimedia-arts Date: April 28, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

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 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/book-worms Date: April 28, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: April 28, 2017

This fun painting activity uses pom poms to create a beautiful Easter egg on paper. This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old?

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
April: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/art-in-action Date: April 28, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/basketball-training-camp Date: April 28, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/table-toppers Date: April 28, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-watching Date: April 29, 2017

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 29, 2017

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: April 29, 2017

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and community volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. PIP will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

All volunteer days are rain or shine.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance. Volunteers can sign up nyjl.org/playground Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days (April 22, 23, 29, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 20, 21). Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 29, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: April 29, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: April 29, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: April 29, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: April 29, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Workshop: Birds of Cabrini Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/fort-tryon-kids-workshop-birds-of-cabrini-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/fort-tryon-kids-workshop-birds-of-cabrini-woods Date: April 29, 2017

Join Eva Neves, artist and educator, for a workshop on the birds and ecology of the four-acre Cabrini Woods! This small woodland hosts a rich diversity of tree and plant species that provide food and shelter for over 20 bird species! We will enjoy a unique tree canopy-level view of the woods and learn fun facts about migrating birds through art, acting, and other hands-on activities.

This free workshop is for children ages 5 to 12.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of Con Edison

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.85750949161600000, -73.93663707976200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f82a5ebe1.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to keep the park clear of debris at Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fresh Creek Association to spruce the park up by weeding at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 581-3941

Location: Park Entrance (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64172427417600000, -73.87920570373500000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Col. Young Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 29, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from April 22

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Colonel Young Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up and clean playground equipment at Col. Young Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the playground with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81930160522461000, -73.93569946289062000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/marine-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/marine-park-tree-planting Date: April 29, 2017

Please note: Registration for this event is full. You can sign up for the waitlist here.

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks Stewardship Team to plant trees in Marine Park, Brooklyn! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to the event.

This event is co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Seba Avenue Skate Park (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58942594693900000, -73.92061948776200000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse Date: April 29, 2017

For only one day every year, the Queens Greenhouse opens its doors to give New Yorkers a sneak peek inside. Seize this rare opportunity to learn about the diverse array of plants growing in city parks.

Nestled among towering oak trees in Forest Park, the Queens Greenhouse and Nursery has served Parks for the past hundred years. Every year the greenhouse grows around 200,000 herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) from seeds, plugs, liners, bare-root plants, and cuttings. Gardeners use these plants beautify the parks, playgrounds, beaches, and pools throughout Queens and Brooklyn.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough.

No reservations are needed; however Parks staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Forest Park Greenhouse (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70136642456100000, -73.85708618164100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd20f93156.jpg Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Catharine Turner Richardson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Douglaston Garden Club to clean up and plant at Catharine Turner Richardson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 831-6075

Location: Catharine Turner Richardson Park

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Q059 Catharine Turner Richardson Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76829910278320000, -73.74720001220703000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 29, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/bird-walks-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: April 29, 2017

Register for one or multiple free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon!

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6a4bab3db9.PNG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The 37th Annual Spring Double Dutch Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-37th-annual-spring-double-dutch-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-37th-annual-spring-double-dutch-tournament Date: April 29, 2017

Come join us for a free Double Dutch Tournament!

Participants are welcome to register as a team or unattached for this competition. For individuals without a team, pairings will be chosen at 10:30 a.m.

Divisions include beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Teams and individuals will be judged in the categories of compulsory, speed, freestyle, singles, and doubles.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by April 26, 2017.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:30 am 5:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d42deb0a9d8.jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 29, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 29, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits—rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f42671174.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/green-team Date: April 29, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution-broooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution-broooklyn Date: April 29, 2017

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

On-site pick-up only. If picking up for more than one garden, you must RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300.

There will also be a Square Foot Gardening demonstration from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66569900512695000, -73.88680267333984000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Udall's Park Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-udalls-park-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-udalls-park-preserve Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Udalls Cove Preservation Committee to clean up at Udall's Park Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 224-7256

Location: Parking Lot on Sandhill Road (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77367869259600000, -73.74501262147500000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: April 29, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 29, 2017

With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings. Using these rubbings, work with burlap, cheesecloth, strips of leather, craft paper and yarn to create a collection of rich textures and bark-inspired designs.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0781e9680c.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bell Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-bell-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-bell-malls Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bayside Hills Civic Association to clean up Bell Malls. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Malls

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75115440000000000, -73.76316440000000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Volunteers for Springfield Park to plant garden beds and clean up Springfield Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65969848632812500, -73.76339721679688000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area-spring-cleaning Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Red Hook Conservancy for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will be cleaning play equipment near Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rufus King Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-rufus-king-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-rufus-king-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 29, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Cultural Collaborative Jamaica for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will cleanup Rufus King Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70398275107700000, -73.80341690778700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Market Day at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/market-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/market-day Date: April 29, 2017

This open-air market is filled with colorful handicrafts and artwork from local artisans. It also offers fresh produce and baked goods, plants from local farms, and all manner of new and used collectibiles, specialty items, and merchandise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e3c8eddf9b6.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 29, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 29, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 29, 2017

Join the Central Park Conservancy for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/plant-starts-distribution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/plant-starts-distribution Date: April 29, 2017

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

On-site pick-up only. If picking up for more than one garden, you must RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300.

There will also be a Square Foot Gardening demonstration from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Sitting Volleyball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/sitting-volleyball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/sitting-volleyball-tournament Date: April 29, 2017

Come join us for our first Sitting Volleyball Tournament!

Sitting Volleyball is an adapted sport where the game of volleyball is played on a smaller court with a lower net and all players must sit on the floor.

This event is free and open to the community. For this tournament, players with and without physical impairments can play together in this integrative sport.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: April 29, 2017

Please note: this project was rescheduled from April 1 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to help clean up of Brust Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (201) 344-6465

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Kite Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/spring-kite-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/spring-kite-fest Date: April 29, 2017

Join us at this free family event! Bring your own kite or create one while supplies last.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by April 25.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa59ec6466a.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/junior-arborist-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/junior-arborist-station Date: April 29, 2017

Kids ages five and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.

Arborists from Almstead Tree and Shrub Care, who generously sponsor this free program, are on hand to assist budding arborists, as well as answer questions about the big old trees at Wave Hill.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0785da075a.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Games 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/street-games-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/street-games-2017 Date: April 29, 2017

Play old-school street games from the '60s and '70s at our 10th annual Street Games festival in East Harlem!

Make your first stop to the NYC Parks booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete 5 out of 10 of the activities on the passport to redeem a prize.

Games include:

  • Pogo Sticks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Double Dutch
  • Hippity Hop
  • Yo-Yos
  • Box Car Derby
  • Jumbo Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Imagination Playground
  • Ultimate Disc
  • Wheelchair Basketball

Street Games is also more than just games! Join us for performances by a yo-yo master, hip-hop breakdancers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem!

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

Accessibility
For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by April 27 at (718) 760-6831 or Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Become a Volunteer
Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here. You must be 18 years old or older to become a Street Games volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Street Games, please email Venus Melo at Venus.Melo@parks.nyc.gov with Street Games Volunteer in the subject line.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8214

Location: 112th Street and First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.79342974627500000, -73.93723106384300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ed482b4fa74.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/grownycs-project-farmhouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/grownycs-project-farmhouse-open-house Date: April 29, 2017

Join Grow NYC for a ribbon cutting ceremony, mini-workshops, cooking demos, a photo booth and more fun at GrowNYC's new Center for Sustainability and Education, Project Farmhouse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.73339780000000000, -73.99020970000000000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Canoe and Water Volunteer Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/recreation-program-volunteer-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/recreation-program-volunteer-training Date: April 29, 2017

Join the Bronx River Alliance recreation team in a morning of safety training and canoeing basics for our upcoming on water volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee38de924dc.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rat Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/rat-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/rat-academy Date: April 29, 2017

Do you see rats around your garden? Come to this free training to learn rat prevention techniques as a community.

This workshop is offered in partnership with NYC Health and LUNGS.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72230148315430000, -73.97920227050781000 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape Date: April 29, 2017

Trees play an integral role in landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture and acting as focal points. Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

This walk repeats on Sunday, April 30.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c078fe8ec66.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nature-exploration-spring-blossoms-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/nature-exploration-spring-blossoms-light Date: April 29, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to 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 parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6eca3f4025.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 29, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits—rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f77334549.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden Date: April 29, 2017

Enjoy a fun-filled opening day at Highland Park's community garden. Enjoy workshops, music, and games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/volunteer-orientation Date: April 29, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking DemoA Tasty Tree: Cooking with Juniper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/cooking-demoa-tasty-tree-cooking-with-juniper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/cooking-demoa-tasty-tree-cooking-with-juniper Date: April 29, 2017

The juniper berry is one of the few flavorings to come from a conifer tree. Offering a hint of resin with a slight tang of citrus, it features in the traditional cuisines of Scandinavia and many other regions of Europe. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains the origin of this evocative spice while a chef from Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07942848d3.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 29, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 29, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: April 29, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,7mm safety eyes, stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Human Odyssey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-human-odyssey-black-bodies-gone-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-human-odyssey-black-bodies-gone-down Date: April 29, 2017

The Human Odyssey Series, curated by Malcom Betts, is a monthly performance showcase series exploring the human connection between the performer and audience. It challenges ideas of self-identity within the movement practices or any other forms of disciplinary practices.

This showcase will consist of three dance-based art performances ranging from 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Black Bodies Gone Down - Malcolm Betts is a dance-based performance focusing around themes of using black masculinity, black feminism, and historical systematic racism through entertainment and performance as radical healing. Style of dance: West African, Contemporary and Hip Hop
  • Revolutionary Womyn - Angelica Tolentino This piece explores and documents the daily individual and collective struggle and resistance of womyn. It explores the ways in which womyn of color, migrant womyn, and indigenous womyn have faced multiple oppressions. Style of dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary
  • Only Human - Christine Bonansea This piece is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human. Christine investigates the stark contradiction between our race’s capacity for freedom and beauty against its most destructive and illogical behaviors. (solo) Style of Dance: Experimental, Contemporary

This program is suitable for adults only.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts: Sun and Moon in Warm and Cool Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: April 29, 2017

Create the moon and sun using warm and cool colors to depict each on the page. This program is sutiable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT