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 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:46:56 GMT <![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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<![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[Dia de los Niños (Children's Day)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/childrens-daydia-de-los-nios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/childrens-daydia-de-los-nios Date: April 29, 2017

Come join the Mexican Coalition for the Empowerment of Youth and Families, Inc. to celebrate its first Annual Dia de los Niños at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx! Families can enjoy a day of fun and activities that will include games, music, performances, art,and Zumba!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 600-1644

Location: Entrance for Dia de los NiƱos (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.80960385748100000, -73.91048407554600000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:30:07 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
<![CDATA[Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/gather-around-the-campfire Date: April 29, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we gather around our roaring camp fire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ed1a527ec.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/movies-under-the-stars-doctor-strange Date: April 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

In this Oscar-nominated film, neurosurgeon Stephen Strange studies the art of sorcery from a mystic known as the Ancient One. Later, Strange must battle a rival who plans to cause chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dea37d1213b.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: April 30, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: April 30, 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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 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[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: April 30, 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: April 30, 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: April 30, 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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birds-of-high-rock-park Date: April 30, 2017

Join Seth Wollney for a walk around High Rock Park in search of spring migrants including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and more!

Seth will help participants develop bird identification and binocular skills. We will visit Lake Ohrbach, Pumphouse Pond, and Walker Pond if time allows. Be prepared for moderate up-hill hiking and dress for the weather!

Bring field guides, and binoculars. All levels of bird watchers are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebad8a526f1.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ospreys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/birding-ospreys Date: April 30, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ed83cfef8.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/family-art-project-barking-up-a-wave-hill-tree Date: April 30, 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 with admission to the grounds.

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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0799e45759.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/waterfront-walks Date: April 30, 2017

Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology on the last Sunday of each month at 10:00 p.m. from April through October. Wear comfortable shoes—these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape!

Please RSVP here.

Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 30, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 19.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Silver Lake Park

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62770080566406000, -74.09980010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6edd96a586.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Tour at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/kayak-tour-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/kayak-tour-at-freshkills-park Date: April 30, 2017

Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park's waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park's varied wildlife.

Space is limited and demand is very high for these tours. If you have your own kayak, let us know if you plan to bring it to the park. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak tours are limited to participants ages 16 and over, in good health, and with basic swimming skills. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Registration
Registration opens April 16 at 10:00 a.m. Register here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57709884643555000, -74.18640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c18926a8a6f.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/freshwater-fishing Date: April 30, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ef21e7087.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 30, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from April 23

This It's My Park season, join members of the TRASH project and Friends of St. Nicholas Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean and beautify St. Nicholas's playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 353-6559

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day Date: April 30, 2017

Join in a global event! Take your own pinhole photos on the museum’s grounds and process them in our pop-up darkroom.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5bfb32ec3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ten Eyck Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-ten-eyck-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/its-my-park-at-ten-eyck-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 30, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Ten Eyck Playground for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up the tree beds around Ten Eyck Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 844-7043

Location: Sprinkler (in Ten Eyck Playground)

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B311 Ten Eyck Playground 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70896658544300000, -73.93863290548300000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: April 30, 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 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., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-community-rowing-at-pier-401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/free-community-rowing-at-pier-401 Date: April 30, 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.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-walk-trees-and-the-designed-landscape Date: April 30, 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.

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 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b492d443.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Coney Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/historic-new-york-coney-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/historic-new-york-coney-island Date: April 30, 2017

Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States, attracting several million visitors per year. At its height, it contained three competing major amusement parks, Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park, as well as many independent amusements. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour of this famous amusement park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Parachute Jump

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.57292175292969000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ef8f2e8ce.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: April 30, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/forest-crew Date: April 30, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 30, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d5c07fd64.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/spring-walk Date: April 30, 2017

Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf02c5e5c3c.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir: A Sanctuary for Shedding Stress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir-a-sanctuary-for-shedding-stress http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir-a-sanctuary-for-shedding-stress Date: April 30, 2017

Highland Park was created to provide city dwellers with an experience of beauty and nature, as well as recreation, to restore our minds, bodies and souls.

Join us in a sensory journey as we walk, sit, and reflect along the forest bluestone overlook, the newly-renovated and landscaped Boulder Arch Bridge, and the paths of the Ridgewood Reservoir. Participants will be invited to share their reflections, and observations through creative journaling.

Led by Charles Monaco & Julia Kristeller, Highland Park Community Advocates

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Boulevard and Bulwer Place

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2017-04-30 2017-04-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68215721751200000, -73.89324140548700000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/spring-birding-tours Date: May 1, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-01 2017-05-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 1, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-01 2017-05-01 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/01/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 1, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-05-01 2017-05-01 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/paint-it-up Date: May 2, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 2, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 2, 2017

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

This tour is 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/gallery-tour Date: May 2, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the spring exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth, and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Borinquen Gallo’s imaginary hive interior is informed by Wave Hill’s beehives.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5087782621.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/book-worms Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Thumb Things Bookmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/kids-le-petit-art Date: May 2, 2017

Make your own personalized bookmark to take home. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Thumb Things Bookmarks
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/art-in-action Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/soccer-training-camp Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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/2017/05/02/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/table-toppers Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 2, 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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2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 2, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 2, 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 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 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[Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/fort-tryon-counts-volunteer-opportunity Date: May 3, 2017

We need your help! NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust are conducting a public use study of Fort Tryon Park to help inform management of the park and its resources. We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires throughout the day on Wednesday, May 3 and Sunday, May 7.

This study will enable us to:

  • Learn how many people the park serves
  • Secure data to inform decisions about park maintenance and capital improvements
  • Identify ways to ensure the park best serves the community

This is a unique opportunity to give back to Fort Tryon Park and learn about the park’s impact! To make the study successful, we need volunteers to collect data throughout the park in 2.5-hour shifts. All volunteers will receive a special thank you gift for their participation.

Sign up for a volunteer shift!

All volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Have questions? Email Jocelyn.Lee@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dc052071854.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 3, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

Bring a water bottle, and wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/le-petit-art Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 3, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/special-express-arts Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 3, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/book-worms Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/recycle-to-art Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 3, 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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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/art-in-action Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/mighty-milers Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 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/2017/05/03/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/table-toppers Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes Date: May 3, 2017

Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.

Pleas RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Rockaway Student Farm

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 3, 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 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions for Shakespeare's 'As You Like It']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 3, 2017

Audition to join The Public Theater's performance of As You Like It, a musical production of Shakespeare's comedy.

As You Like it will be performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park September 2 - 5, 2016.

Please note: In order to participate, you must attend all the rehearsals taking place in July and August. For the full schedule please contact Ms. Vivian Jett at (718) 345-2706

Presented by The Public Theater and communities across NYC.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345 2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fe2a95ce4a8.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 3, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 3, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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/2017/05/04/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/coastal-cleanup Date: May 4, 2017

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October.

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.

Groups with 10 members or fewer are welcome to join in our 2-hour long Coastal Cleanup sessions. Space is limited. Please fill out a Coastal Cleanup Group Form to request a date.

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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/special-express-arts-2 Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 4, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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[Horticulture Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: May 4, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing!

Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required; registration opens one month prior to the event. Participants must be 16 years old or older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16630645d9.JPG Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/book-worms Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/creative-3d-arts Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/softball-training-camp Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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/2017/05/04/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/spring-birding-tours Date: May 4, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/table-toppers Date: May 4, 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 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north Date: May 4, 2017

Did you know that the Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 4, 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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2017-05-04 2017-05-04 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/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 5, 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 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 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