NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:54:21 GMT <![CDATA[Carousel Opening Eco Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day Date: May 7, 2016

Enjoy a fun-filled day of events for the entire family! Come ride the carousel, enjoy craft activities, and meet farm animals visiting for the day. There will be puppet show performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a7cf71e190.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 7, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

You can find the Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day photo booth pictures at tinyurl.com/WildlifeAppreciationDay.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a8bad9845.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: May 7, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 7, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun and free hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 7, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works from large sculptural works to sound pieces, performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences and light-poles by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem will perform fight scenes from their summer 2016 production of Macbeth. Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.The public is also invited to join artist Nancy Rakoczy in weaving the Liberian Flag. Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths for this project.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571113ecda05f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Musical Instruments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments Date: May 7, 2016

Pianos, guitars and tambourines, oh my!

At 1:00 p.m., listen to a reading of Play Mozart Play by Peter Sis, led by Literacy INC. Show off your musical skills and create an instrument out of recycled materials in our drop-in workshop from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. After the workshop, tour the house and see our 200 year-old piano.

Families with children are welcome.

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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717afec79659.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball Date: May 7, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun Date: May 7, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41dfe736e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/gallery-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c169d92b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[MAS Jane's Walk: Jefferson Market Library and Its Environs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs Date: May 7, 2016

This walk explores the Jefferson Market Library and its environs. The neighborhood is steeped in history with notable sites including the Jefferson Market Garden (formerly the site of the Women's House of Detention), Patchin Place, Milligan Place, the Second Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery, the "Weather Underground townhouse," First Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and more.

This walk will be led by Historian Jack Intrator. Walks have no advance reservations, unless otherwise noted in the walk description. Just show up!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 691-8138

Location: Jefferson Market Library

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73457940000000000, -73.99914800000000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 7, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 7, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more. Kids will design and decorate paper fans

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: May 7, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 7, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Urban Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist Date: May 7, 2016

Grab your magnifying glasses! Join Storefront Science's Dr. A. to explore the park’s trees and wildlife through enriching games that highlight plant identification and animal behaviors.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f8608f379e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a free Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 - 13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will close off Hudson Boulevard West adjacent to the playground to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Enoch's Bike Shop has created a raffle for a girls bike for the event!

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please call the Bike NY weather hotline at (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 for updates. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise - A Celebration of Women and Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music Date: May 7, 2016

Summer on the Hudson partners with Barnard College for an evening celebrating women in music. See performances by some of the finest from NYC colleges and universities.

Concert Lineup

Eden Ariel, Barnard College '19
Sofi Rox, Columbia University '18
Stephanie Chou, Columbia University '09
Underground System, New York University
The Liberté Big Band, The City College of New York

Picnics and blankets are welcome; some chairs will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.79457855224609400, -73.97711944580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f570d11e2e4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/bryant-park-shakespeare-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 7, 2016

Three of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies are produced by the irreverent, surprising, and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It with music by Natalie Smith, and Measure for Measure. The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women of the canon—Beatrice, Rosalind, and Isabella—remarkable characters who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule and general infomation about the performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: May 7, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Rated PG 13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel Free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-singel-moms-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-singel-moms-club Date: May 7, 2016

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

Celebrate Mother's Day early at this screening of Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club. This dramedy centers on five struggling single moms, who put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57229c55b668f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks Date: May 7, 2016

Bring a chair or blanket and join us! The movie begins at dusk.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

Paraphrased from Swank website.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78178787231445000, -73.82458496093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e741ae501c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 8, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Japan Run (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/japan-run-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/japan-run-4m Date: May 8, 2016

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its 10th year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan Day at Central Park, which starts immediately after the Japan Run and features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage performances over the course of the day

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0b6172884.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Laurelton Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Laurelton Playgrounds to beautify Laurelton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 8, 2016

Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, clean, and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers. Advance registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66030120849609400, -73.96286010742188000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga1 Date: May 8, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/landmark Date: May 8, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga Date: May 8, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. During your morning workout, borrow a pair of gloves to help remove garbage from the park. Visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: May 8, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 8, 2016

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 8, 2016

Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b80a81df5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 8, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e88000f41.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light Date: May 8, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f031f272691.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41cd74099.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: May 8, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation Date: May 8, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 8, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/basketball-clinics Date: May 8, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: May 8, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining Date: May 8, 2016

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03336dbd56.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 8, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun Date: May 8, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 8, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3fd8c15cb.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 8, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ode to My Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ode-to-my-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ode-to-my-mom Date: May 8, 2016

On Mother's Day, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum has a special event designed for visitors of all ages, and led by artist Maya Pindyck.

Read a poem to your mom, share a poetic line about her, make your own poem collage to portrait your image of mom, or reflect on your own feelings being a mom! Simply just enjoy two hours of rhythms and memories!

About the artist
Maya Pindyck is a multidisciplinary poet, artist, and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. She recently collaborated on Light on Sound, a public installation at the Lewis H. Latimer House and surrounding neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. Her most recent collection of poetry, Emoticoncert, was just published by Four Way Books. Maya teaches at Parsons School of Design at Long Island University, and in classrooms throughout New York City with Teachers & Writers Collaborative. For more information, please visit mayapindyck.com

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715820000, -73.82959747314453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571fd42d92852.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Treasure Hunting in the Middle Ages]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages Date: May 8, 2016

Ensemble Concerts in the Heights returns to perform the music of Gesualdo, Guillame de Machaut, and Hildegard Von Bingen.

Advanced registration is required. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Nature's Mothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-walk-natures-mothers Date: May 8, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion by exploring the grounds and gardens in search of migratory birds and other wildlife with naturalist Gabriel Willow.

This family-friendly walk will explore the lovely gardens and trees that surround the mansion; we might even find nesting birds or other wild mothers!

Gabriel Willow is an urban naturalist with a particular passion for birds. He is an environmental educator and ecological tour guide in NYC. He leads tours and teaches classes for NYC Audubon and Wave Hill, and was the Senior Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center in Brooklyn for several years.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd3db5e1f1.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 8, 2016

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 Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 9, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/landmark Date: May 9, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 9, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 9, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 9, 2016

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

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/bryant-park-piano Date: May 9, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 9, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/3-to-6-club Date: May 9, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 9, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/introduction-to-meditation Date: May 9, 2016

An effective treatment for stress, lack of focus, relationship problems, addiction, and more, participants are led through a variety of guided meditations each week.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 10, 2016

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 10, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games: Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony Date: May 10, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games! Spectators are encouraged.

Join us for the opening ceremony, with a torch lighting, and competitions such as bowling, shuffle board and board games. Teams of older adults ages 50+ are competing for the gold.

*Schedule (May 10)

Board Games - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Shuffle Board - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Bowling is taking place at Strike 10 Lanes, 6161 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, at 1:00 p.m.

Competitions continue until the closing ceremony on May 14. Sports through the week include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Board Games.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Robert Cornegy, State Senator Kevin Parker, Dr. Lipnitsky of Pain Free NYC, Emblem Health, New York Road Runners (NYRR) Golden Krust, Humana and Super Food Town. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 8:00 am 2:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics 3 Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/women-in-comics-3-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/women-in-comics-3-exhibition Date: May 10, 2016

Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present the third art exhibition at the Poe Park Visitor Center for the month of May.
Artists featured: Rica Takishima, Alitha E. Martinez, Savannah Zambrano, Sara Woolley, Micheline Hess, Michele St. Martin, Alice Meichi Li, Crista Cassano, to name a few!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 10, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/tai-chi-class Date: May 10, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/fitness-walk Date: May 10, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/landmark Date: May 10, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 10, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 10, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 10, 2016

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 10, 2016

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: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d414c8cd9f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 10, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-piano Date: May 10, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/gallery-tour Date: May 10, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d42a732209.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: May 10, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 10, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/3-to-6-club Date: May 10, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 10, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 10, 2016

Brownsville Recreation Center and The Public Theater are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park! The performances will take place on September 2 - 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Rehearsals start In July.

Audition information
Anyone interested in the arts can audition! No experience is required. Please prepare one minute of a performance: a monologue, song, dance, poem, or just tell a story or joke!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115798d9d49.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/game-social Date: May 10, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT