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 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:43:17 GMT <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: March 30, 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 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 30, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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 the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 Date: March 30, 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 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts Date: March 30, 2017

Have fun making 3D items to use for yourself, friends, and family. Each month we will make a 3D item related to the month.

January
Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Steam Punk (Upcyle Art: bring your own small bottles with caps, clean and dry, inside and out; no labels or gummy residue)

February
My Charming Valentine (Shrinky Dink Art) - Make Shrinky Dink earrings or charm to give your heart's desire.

March
Behold the Smiles of March - Spring is in the air! Make a Shrinky Dink smiley face to announce the coming spring.

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 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Science of The Living City Presents: City of Trees: A Film Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/science-of-the-living-city-presents-city-of-trees-a-film-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/science-of-the-living-city-presents-city-of-trees-a-film-screening Date: March 30, 2017

Join us at Pace University to watch City of Trees and participate in a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial justice and personal narratives. Other related themes of urban forestry, economic recovery and reinvestment, and education offer the opportunity to engage a diverse audience with broad perspectives.

The City of Trees film is an award-winning documentary telling a deeply personal story about environmental justice, green jobs, and the ‘messy truths’ behind the fight for social change. This story centers on the efforts undertaken by the nonprofit Washington Parks & People (WPP) to improve a neighborhood park in Washington D.C, while operating a green jobs training program to provide employment opportunities for local residents.

Previous screening of this remarkable film held in other cities like Los Angeles, California have been accompanied by reflective conversations on economic disparities and income inequality. For the New York City film screening we will focus on the green jobs landscape and discuss comminalties as well as contrasts drawn between New York City and the Washington D.C. story being told.

Panel Moderator: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service

Panelists

  • Lance Kramer, Film Director
  • Elizabeth Ehrlich, NYC Parks
  • Wesley Booker, Green City Force
  • Nicole Roy-Henderson, NYC Parks
  • Migdalia Taveras, Sustainable South Bronx

Please register.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pace University

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2017-03-30 2017-03-30 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71158090000000000, -74.00535130000000000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Talent Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wbo-talent-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wbo-talent-show Date: March 30, 2017

Can you dance? Sing? Do magic? Now is the time to showcase that talent on the WBO stage!

We are looking for all kinds of performances that are family friendly. All ages are welcome. Please email ani.rivas@parks.nyc.gov or quiana.haynes@parks.nyc.gov to perform.

All are welcome to watch.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c34f8fb3146.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 31, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults Date: March 31, 2017

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art
February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper
March - Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers.

Themes
January - Dream Catcher
February - Caterpillar Heart
March - Pasta Butterfly

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 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Art By You: Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night Date: March 31, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with a night of creativity and conversation. This painting session will be inspired by the works of famous American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Celine.Melendez@parks.nyc.gov.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 28.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bdc1fec3cbd.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-twefth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-twefth-night Date: March 31, 2017

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.

When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban, and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Imani Uzuri performs!

Space is limited so please RSVP to manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a7221a479e4.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[PUPS & Pastries at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/pups-pastries-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/pups-pastries-at-fort-greene-park Date: April 1, 2017

Grab free coffee and pastries and meet with members of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and PUPS (Park Users and Pet Society). Learn more about both organizations and our work in Fort Greene Park.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 610-3699

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bef4569227b.JPG Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: April 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP:

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend Date: April 1, 2017

Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, is 150 years old this year!

On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities. The fun kicks off Friday, March 31, when Lola Star brings her popular skating disco to the ice at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. All weekend long, enjoy the start of the spring season with an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an exhibition ballgame played by 1860s rules, and the first Smorgasburg of the season!

Visit the Prospect Park Alliance's Opening Weekend calendar for a complete list of events, locations, and times.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2d1188859a.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 1, 2017

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

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

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

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Point Breeze Place and Baywater Court (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61360168457031000, -73.76740264892578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e55492ebb.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 1, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ecb29deb1.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew Hands-on Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/forest-crew-handson-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/forest-crew-handson-orientation Date: April 1, 2017

The Forest Crew works on reforestation and restoration projects in the forest of Highbridge Park every Sunday afternoon during the spring, summer, and fall.

Before joining the Forest Crew on Sundays, volunteers are asked to attend one hands-on orientation! On Saturday, April 1, the New York Restoration Project will host an orientation for Forest Crew.

Volunteers who attend the orientation will get a one-hour tour of Highbridge Park and will work for one hour, completing tasks that are typical to Forest Crew.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d0587cdd8c0.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Organic Collagraph Collections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections Date: April 1, 2017

Work with Glyndor Gallery Winter Workspace artist Michael Kelly Williams to create your own printing plate by collaging original abstract designs and your own organic forms made with cardboard and found synthetic and natural materials. Ink up your collage and make a collagraph series.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d3ca347bb.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature’s April Fools’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools Date: April 1, 2017

On April Fools' Day, discover the many ways that nature attempts to fool us. See some examples of camouflage, mimicry, and other adaptations in nature, then take a short walk along the Nature Center Trail in search of serendipitous surprises. Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 1, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Adaptive Sports Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming Date: April 1, 2017

NYC Parks, Montefiore, and Wheelchair Sports Federation bring you an open house on adaptive programming open to the Bronx community.

We are all committed to serving athletes of all abilities. We are welcoming girls, boys, men, and women of all ages to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. Sports include basketball, tennis, and track and field. Additional activities include arts and crafts and board games.

All equipment will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c9d55a6ea32.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior Date: April 1, 2017

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: April 1, 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: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f9bb26c1f.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics Date: April 1, 2017

Get a jump on spring crops, then stretch your harvest into fall and beyond with season extension techniques. We’ll tour and explore behind the scenes at the beautiful, famous, and productive Children’s Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a look at cold frames and row cover usage. Bring an empty two-liter bottle or gallon milk jug to create your own mini-greenhouse.

This hands-on class is free with RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or call (718) 6237385.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 6237385

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Kids Carnaval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/le-carrousel-kids-carnaval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/le-carrousel-kids-carnaval Date: April 1, 2017

Shake off winter and jump into spring at a special Caribbean/Mardi Gras-style carnival for kids of all ages!

Play mas, do crafts, get your face painted, hear a story or two, or just jump around to the percussive island beats spun by D.J. Flip Bundlez.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d13372a811e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Handkerchief Embroidery and Queens Memories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history Date: April 1, 2017

At Rufus King Manor, discover Queens' unique history for yourself. Create a handkerchief just as women of Rufus King’s time would have owned by using simple embroidery techniques to embellish a cotton square. This program is designed for families with children, and you can enjoy free tours of the museum.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. join Queens Memory Project to see what Jamaica was like in years past through old maps and images of our neighborhood. We encourage you to bring images of your family in Queens to be scanned and added to the Queens Memory Project database to showcase the recent and modern history of Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3039e1e93e.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 1, 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 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 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/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 1, 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 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 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[Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend Date: April 2, 2017

Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, is 150 years old this year!

On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities. The fun kicks off Friday, March 31, when Lola Star brings her popular skating disco to the ice at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. All weekend long, enjoy the start of the spring season with an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an exhibition ballgame played by 1860s rules, and the first Smorgasburg of the season!

Visit the Prospect Park Alliance's Opening Weekend calendar for a complete list of events, locations, and times.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2d1188859a.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Organic Collagraph Collections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections Date: April 2, 2017

Work with Glyndor Gallery Winter Workspace artist Michael Kelly Williams to create your own printing plate by collaging original abstract designs and your own organic forms made with cardboard and found synthetic and natural materials.Ink up your collage and make a collagraph series.

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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d4b6470bf.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: April 2, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by March 27.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Flushing Meadows Corona Park Stewardship Spring Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fmcp-stewardship-spring-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fmcp-stewardship-spring-planting-day Date: April 2, 2017

Volunteers weeded in December, and now it’s time to put in the blooms!

Help plant perennials (asters, lobelia, rudbeckia), native grasses, sedges, ferns, and shrubs, and learn best practices for your own gardens or planters at home.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will provide trowels, shovels, and gardening gloves, but bring your own tools and gloves if you have them, and a bottle of water.

This wonderful day in the great outdoors is co-sponsored by Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship or call (718) 760-6561.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6561

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: April 2, 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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 2, 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.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1e25bb18b5.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: April 2, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

On this family-friendly scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Kissena Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c325c37c8fd.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-nature-hike-light Date: April 2, 2017

A free Urban Park Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. Join our Urban Park Rangers on a family hike through Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1e17a81ab7.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Maintenance 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 Date: April 2, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your garden? In this workshop we will cover the basics of maintaining healthy fruit trees year-round with an emphasis on the current spring season. Topics covered will include pest management, pruning, use of amendments or fertilizers, and best practices to maximize fruit production. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on practice in assessing and caring for fruit trees in an on-site orchard on the school’s campus grounds. Hand pruners will be provided to participants from registered garden groups— distribution will be limited to one pair per garden group.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82160988082300000, -73.85541816560700000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Camp Open House at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park Date: April 2, 2017

Has cabin fever set in? If so, join the Greenbelt Educators for a summer preview. Explore camp headquarters, and greet our resident reptiles. Check out a display of camp T-shirts and photos from seasons past. Ask questions about summer camp, and if you wish, register at the early bird discount rate on the spot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8950ef2680.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/wildlife-puppet-show Date: April 2, 2017

Come and watch the Urban Park Rangers perform Native American folklore stories, as well as some original Ranger stories!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/forest-crew Date: April 2, 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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 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/2017/04/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 2, 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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 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/2017/04/02/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/spring-walk Date: April 2, 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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 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[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 3, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-03 2017-04-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/03/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: April 3, 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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2017-04-03 2017-04-03 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 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[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 4, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 4, 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 4, 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 4, 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 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[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/book-worms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/book-worms1 Date: April 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: April 4, 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 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/2017/04/04/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/art-in-action Date: April 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/soccer-training-camp Date: April 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/table-toppers Date: April 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 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shady Tree Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/droughttolerant-plants-for-shady-tree-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/04/droughttolerant-plants-for-shady-tree-beds Date: April 4, 2017

Dry shade is a gardener’s worst nightmare… or is it? Experienced street tree bed stewards have quite a few water-wise tricks up their sleeves. Learn how to design, select, and cultivate (mostly) native plants that are tough, low-maintenance companions to shady street trees. Soon, you’ll have a tree bed that’s not only resilient but beautiful!

This class is free with required pre-registration. Please register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-04 2017-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 5, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/special-express-arts Date: April 5, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/book-worms Date: April 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/art-in-action Date: April 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/mighty-milers Date: April 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/table-toppers Date: April 5, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: April 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Frog Monitoring Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/05/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: April 5, 2017

Join FrogWatch USA for a hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs.

  • Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot and bring a Headlamp or flashlight.
  • Registration required.
  • Recommended for children age 8 and older.

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-05 2017-04-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c883cfce74e.png Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 6, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: April 6, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/special-express-arts-2 Date: April 6, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Horticulture Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/horticulture-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/horticulture-volunteer-days Date: April 6, 2017

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing! Join the garden's horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

Registration is required and opens one month prior to volunteer day. Participants must be 16 year of age 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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2017-04-06 2017-04-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1662945505.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/book-worms Date: April 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/softball-training-camp Date: April 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/steam Date: April 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 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[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/table-toppers Date: April 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/island-historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/island-historical-tour-south Date: April 6, 2017

Did you know that 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: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee4d369984.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 1: Living Walls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/vertical-gardening-1-living-walls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/vertical-gardening-1-living-walls Date: April 6, 2017

In this vertical gardening series, you will learn how to make your own living wall pouch to install on your garden fence, wall, or structure. Using felt, living wall pouches provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces. This workshop is in partnershp wth Grow to Learn.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: East Side Outside Community Garden

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2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72904508659100000, -73.98312083558200000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tomato Heaven]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/tomato-heaven http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/tomato-heaven Date: April 6, 2017

Hard-to-find, heirloom, tomato, such as like Mortgage Lifter, Speckled Roman, and Green Doctorsm, are luscious little globes of food history. They're also bursting with vitamins and minerals. Learn hands-on how to successfully start your own tomato plants from seeds. We’ll have some special varieties on hand. Bring your own to share if you have them! Everyone will go home with dreams of summer and a tomato starter six-pack.

This hands-on class is free with RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or call (718) 623-7385.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Zane York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/artist-talk-with-zane-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/06/artist-talk-with-zane-york Date: April 6, 2017

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

Zane York was born in Fremont, Nebraska and raised in the Midwest before receiving his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in New York, California, Florida, St. Barthelemy, France, and throughout the Midwest. He has lectured on his work in conjunction with his exhibitions “Wunderkammer” at Ripon College and “Curious Remnants” at Causey Contemporary. York also teaches painting at the New York Academy of Art.

Please note: Event seating is limited; to RSVP please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

In conjunction with the exhibition Zane York: Nature Morte in the Arsenal Gallery through April 27, 2017.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-06 2017-04-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d3fb77ab6d1.jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 7, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night Date: April 7, 2017

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.

When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Imani Uzuri performs!

Space is limited so please RSVP to vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a7221a479e4.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/book-worms Date: April 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/art-in-action Date: April 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/basketball-training-camp Date: April 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/07/table-toppers Date: April 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-07 2017-04-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: April 8, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP:

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/birding-spring-migration Date: April 8, 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 a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.74353324256500000, -73.73449540138200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c326752faeb.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 8, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 8, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ee2f485fc.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 8, 2017

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring—the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff.

Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and learn how to propogate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Participate in a scavenger hunt, make flower-themed crafts, and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a31d6742e05.jpg Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 8, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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 the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Rebooting the Soil with Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-compost-project-soil-reboot-compost-extract http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-compost-project-soil-reboot-compost-extract Date: April 8, 2017

Learn how to make a little compost go a long way! You’ll learn so many easy ways to support soil life and plant health with compost. Jump start your soil activity with an injection of microorganisms that build soil structure and convert locked soil nutrients into plant-accessible food. You’ll gain confidence in your ability to make and apply a simple compost extract solution with just a handful of compost.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1be4e132a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 8, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through High Rock Park while learning about the forest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[The Great Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade at Ocean Breeze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/the-great-egg-hunt-easter-bonnet-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/the-great-egg-hunt-easter-bonnet-parade Date: April 8, 2017

Come join us on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm for our springtime celebration! This is a free, family-friendly event with arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt, a bonnet parade, a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, and much more! Participants are encouraged to create their own bonnets at home and come showcase their creations during the event.

Please note that the event will take place directly across the street from the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex located at 625 Father Capodanno Blvd., Staten Island, NY, 10305. All youth participants must bring a basket from home for the egg hunt. The event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Registration is open for the first 200 families only. To register for the event, please visit www.oceanbreezenyc.org and fill out the registration survey.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Pile Compost Build]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build Date: April 8, 2017

Come meet our great master composters of the garden. Event hosted by the wonderful team at the Snug Harbor compost project. Come out and meet everyone and learn about composting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:03 EDT