Events





Bayside Stop 'N' Swap

Date: February 4, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Korean Community Services


Owl Pellet Dissection

Date: February 4, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Date: February 4, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


Shelter Building

Date: February 4, 2018

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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


Birding: Winter Waterfowl (Light)

Date: February 4, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.

Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 90th Street and Central Park West


NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Date: February 4, 2018

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: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)


Seasonal Garden Tours

Date: February 4, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Caring for the Heather Garden Tour

Date: February 4, 2018

Come take a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it’s 550 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.

Horticulturist John Kelly will lead you through each season’s tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year round.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 7951388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)


Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

Date: February 4, 2018

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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


Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

Date: February 4, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Nature Presentation: OwlsRaptors of the Night

Date: February 4, 2018

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city, with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)


Coyote and Owl Info Station

Date: February 4, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

Date: February 4, 2018

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

On Nature Exploration Hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)


Shelter Building

Date: February 4, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)


Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost

Date: February 4, 2018

Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Date: February 4, 2018

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)


NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

Date: February 4, 2018

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)


Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters

Date: February 4, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 4, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

Date: February 4, 2018

The John Muir Nature Trail (established in 1997) is Van Cortlandt’s only east–west path, traversing the steep terrain at the park’s center.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)


NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)


It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)


Kids Express

Date: February 2, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents the Richmond Tavernacle Choir

Date: February 3, 2018

Truly unique and authentic is the best way describe the acoustic aura of unplugged magic that happens in the haven of historic sounds. Simply referred to as the “Tavern”, this 19th century gem beckons the area’s top musicians to this vintage venue as a the wood-burning stove heats the air and heady rhythms float in the room. It’s casual and up close - the way that music is meant to be heard.

About Richmond Tavernacle Choir

Songs of the Sea and Tavern - Admit it, you love a good sea shanty! Who doesn't? That's why the Richmond Tavernacle Choir is being hauled onboard the Tavern Concert Series, so that everyone can tear it up with great sailor sing-alongs and maybe a few odes to a fine ale, or two, or three....

All performances are at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 1, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


NYRR Open Run: Highland Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)


Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

Date: February 3, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)


NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

Date: February 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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


Coyote and Owl Info Station

Date: February 3, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park

Date: February 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, join NYCMTB (New York Mountain Bike Association) on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 a.m. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 a.m., which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park. The route: Mostly beginner-friendly. Distance: ~7 miles

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)


Owl Pellet Dissection

Date: February 3, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)


CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

Date: February 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports

Date: February 3, 2018

Join NYC Parks for A Celebration of Girls in Sports, featuring kayaking, water aerobics, and water basketball. There will also be soccer, pickleball, badminton, and art activities for all ages.

If you plan on getting in the pool, please bring a bathing suit, swimming cap, and towel. If you choose to use the lockers please bring a lock with you.

Please note: RSVP is strongly recommended for this event, visit sop-hans18.eventbrite.com to register today!

Accessibility
Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by January 31, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center


Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

Date: February 3, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Exerskate

Date: February 1, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. at The Rink for an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)


Coyote Scat-Detection Dog Demonstration

Date: February 3, 2018

Watch a live training demonstration with the Gotham Coyote Project’s scat-detection dog. Learn how Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, trains dogs to help in the study of urban coyotes in NYC. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters

Date: February 3, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: February 2, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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


Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles

Date: February 3, 2018

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)


The NYC Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch

Date: February 3, 2018

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)


Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the H. H. Biddle House

Date: January 31, 2018

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.

This program is part of the Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology series.

Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 3, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Date: February 3, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: February 1, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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)


Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale

Date: February 3, 2018

Highly adaptable animals, coyotes have made a home right here in our neighborhood in the Bronx. You may have heard, or even seen, coyotes yourself. Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, has been studying coyote behavior with his team of students from Wave Hill’s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship program. Hear how trained dogs are helping us learn about Riverdale’s coyotes and how we can safely coexist with these clever canines. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Living with Urban Coyotes

Date: February 3, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons to salamanders, wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: February 1, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening

Date: February 3, 2018

Did you know you could garden in the winter, too? In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home! Class concludes with a visit to the greenhouse.

Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Activities will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Date: February 3, 2018

African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of Africans forcibly brought to and held captive in the United States from 1555 to 1865.

Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)


Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

Date: February 1, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Date: February 3, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)


It’s My Park at Pelham Parkway North & Wallace Avenue

Date: January 21, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to keep our parkway clean and litter free at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue


Special Express Arts

Date: February 1, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Staten Island Stop 'N' Swap

Date: February 3, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center


Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

Date: February 1, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Imaginative Arts for Kids

Date: February 1, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Outdoor Skills: Survival Series #2: Shelter Building

Date: February 3, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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


Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

Date: February 1, 2018

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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 our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)


Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

Date: February 2, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Seasonal Garden Tours

Date: February 3, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 2, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Imaginative Arts

Date: February 2, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery

Date: February 3, 2018

Get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center. Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing, nocturnal hunting adaptations. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


FiDi Stop 'N' Swap

Date: January 27, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: St. Margaret's House


Le Petit Art - Adults

Date: January 31, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Shape Up Yoga Meditation

Date: January 31, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Milonga

Date: January 31, 2018

Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join us in celebrating Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome for dance instruction and open dance! Founder of Strictly Tango, Sergio Segura, will lead the class!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please email trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov to hold your spot.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)


Elmhurst Stop 'N' Swap

Date: January 20, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: PS 13 Clement C. Moore


Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Bob & Norm with Bill

Date: January 27, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

The room is pure acoustics, the ambiance is pure magic. Filled with candles and heated by a wood-burning pot belly stove, the tavern comes to life with period-authentic servers pouring mugs of beer, wine, and hot mulled cider to the cool sounds of authentic Americana.

Come with some friends, leave with a few more. Warm the winter away with the James Guyon Jr. Tavern Concert Series.

About Bob & Norm with Bill

This popular trio will regale the Tavern with their program of short stories and old tunes! Each is a finely honed story-teller and instrumentalist, and their stories are joined by the sounds of banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandala. They lift traditional songs out of the faraway past into the vibrant present.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town


West Village Stop 'N' Swap

Date: January 28, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link . Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Westbeth Community Room


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 31, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

Date: January 31, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Recycle-to-Art

Date: January 31, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

Date: January 31, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center


Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts

Date: January 30, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Kids Le Petit Art

Date: January 30, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Date: January 27, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Wheelchair Basketball

Date: January 30, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: January 30, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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)


Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Date: January 30, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Date: January 20, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


How to Use Your Brown Bin

Date: January 20, 2018

Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage.

Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First check your area is receiving service at bit.ly/organicscollection. Then come to our workshop to learn more!

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit brownbinbest.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Times in the Bronx

Date: January 20, 2018

Dr. Gary Hermalyn, CEO of the Bronx Historical Society, will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday with an illustrated presentation about his famous work experience living in the Bronx

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Mike Agranoff

Date: January 20, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

The room is pure acoustics, the ambiance is pure magic. Filled with candles and heated by a wood-burning pot belly stove, the tavern comes to life with period-authentic servers pouring mugs of beer, wine, and hot mulled cider to the cool sounds of authentic Americana.

About Mike Agranoff

Tall, ginger beard, and always around where the music is. He's been on the scene for many many years, listening to the fine details of what makes this genre of music so special to the soul, so able to make us laugh and cry and think. And lucky for us all, he got serious about having fun at it.

Equally at home in the contemporary and traditional camps of the Folk world, he is a fine musician and storyteller. His prime instrument is the guitar, upon which he shines with intricate fingerstyle arrangements of anything from Tin Pan Alley tunes of the '20s to fiddle tunes to his own music. He also plays concertina, piano, banjo, or sings acapella. He can be uproariously funny, contempletive, and powerfully emotional in the space of a few minutes. Not so much a singer-songwriter as a "singer-songfinder, Mike takes great delight in discovering the little-known hidden gems, polishing them with his own distinctive style, and bringing them to the light of day where they sparkle. The man will capture your attention, and then your heart.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 29, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


'The Fantastic Voyage' Opening Reception

Date: January 21, 2018

Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir’s “The Fantastic Voyage” is an immersive installation exploring the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment. The multimedia and living installation displays footage from the first-ever human subject trial using the Pill Cam gastroenterology device.

“The Fantastic Voyage” details and deconstructs how the human body responds to processed versus less processed and whole foods. The exhibit(s), both visual and scientific, make what is invisible, visible; and provide pathways toward regaining agency in our food system and a more holistic stewardship of our planet.

This is the first exhibition in the new Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery. The space will be open on select days for programs and viewing hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 30, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

Date: January 28, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)


Living with White-Tailed Deer

Date: January 28, 2018

Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer.

Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Birding: Owls

Date: January 28, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To register for this program, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registratioin begins on Wednesday, January 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park


Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

Date: January 28, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Henna Workshop II

Date: January 27, 2018

ln this class, learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles. You will also learn the basic elements that make up a henna design, and how you can create your own. Beginners are welcome but are encouraged to also register for Henna Workshop I.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit hennaqbg2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Stargazing Club: The Supermoon

Date: January 28, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)


Art Workshop: DronescapesSketching from a Bird’s-Eye Perspective

Date: January 28, 2018

Join artist Jessica Rohrer in her Winter Workspace studio in Glyndor Gallery to see her unique artistic process, which uses images from high-flying drones to inspire her landscape drawings. Experiment with perspective using drone-captured images and create ink drawings of Wave Hill from a bird’s-eye view. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Date: January 28, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


Astronomy: Winter Solar System

Date: January 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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


NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Date: January 28, 2018

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: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: January 28, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Winter Tree ID (Light)

Date: January 28, 2018

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the Urban Park Rangers while learning how to identify a tree in the winter by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.

Enjoy the sublte beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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


Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

Date: January 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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


NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Date: January 28, 2018

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)


NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

Date: January 28, 2018

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)


Family Art Project: Painted Papers and the Stories of Eric Carle

Date: January 28, 2018

What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s tales illustrating the wonders of nature. Hear Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel tell some of these enchanting favorites, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


E-Waste Recycling Event

Date: January 28, 2018

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! In partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Winter Remedies: Herbal Solutions

Date: January 28, 2018

Fight winter ills, naturally! Learn about herbalists' approach to remedies for winter maladies, then make some samples to take home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Winter Survival Skills

Date: January 28, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an exteneded journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival progam is perfect for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)


Imaginative Arts for Kids

Date: January 25, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs

Date: January 27, 2018

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the woodland.

Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Activities will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Date: January 26, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

Date: January 26, 2018

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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


Winter Jam NYC

Date: January 27, 2018

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating a snow field for all to enjoy!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Learn to Ski
  • Snowshoeing by REI
  • Sledding
  • Arctic Golf
  • Live Ice Sculpting
  • Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut

Please note: Participants in the Learn to Ski, Sledding, and Snowshoeing activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information about Winter Jam NYC, please visit our Winter Jam page.

* Rain Date: February 3, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)


Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Date: January 26, 2018

Kids will create art inspired by the season. Winter brings great beauty and inspiration for little artists to get creative. Parents may join their children.

Schedule

January - Spray and Squeeze Art Painting
February - Yarn-Wrapped Hearts
March - Balloon Painting

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


NYRR Open Run: Highland Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)


Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution

Date: January 27, 2018

Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle and strife in American history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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


It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)


Family Art Project: Painted Papers and the Stories of Eric Carle

Date: January 27, 2018

What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s tales illustrating the wonders of nature. Hear Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel tell some of these enchanting favorites, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Cooking Demo: Barking up the Right TreeCooking with Cinnamon

Date: January 27, 2018

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


StoryTime

Date: January 27, 2018

Read-to-Skate with Cali Co Cat! Free books at every event, while supply lasts. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)


Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Date: January 27, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

Date: January 27, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Ultimate Fitness Frenzy

Date: January 20, 2018

Join us for a frenzy of fitness activities to start your new year! Activities include: spin cycling, Latin Fusion, AfroBox, Yoga, and Ab classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)285-0302

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)


NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)


Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Tom Cintula

Date: January 13, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th-century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

The room is pure acoustics, the ambiance is pure magic. Filled with candles and heated by a wood-burning pot belly stove, the tavern comes to life with period-authentic servers pouring mugs of beer, wine, and hot mulled cider to the cool sounds of authentic Americana.

Come with some friends, leave with a few more. Warm the winter away with the John Guyon Tavern Concert Series.

About Tom Cintula
Tom Cintula is a Wagner College alum who plays a variety of musical genres including rock, blues, jazz, funk, and folk in a blues-style unplugged jam. A singer songwriter in Staten Island, NY., Cintula draws influence from all types of music, which is evident in his live shows both solo and with his band The Buffalo 24.

All performances are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town


Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Plume

Date: January 16, 2018

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Winter Poetry Series. Poetry readings are on the third Tuesday of each month. This month is presented in partnership with Plume.

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work for the pleasure of listening to outstanding literary accomplishment.

Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books (available for purchase of course) where you'll meet with other aficionados of poetry.

Featuring poets: D. Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Jessica Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore


Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

Date: January 27, 2018

Next week the groundhog will tell us how much longer winter will last. Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.

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

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 25, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: January 25, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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)


Forest Park Trail Work

Date: January 27, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing trail blazes along the birding trail. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)


Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

Date: January 25, 2018

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

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

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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


Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: January 25, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

Date: January 27, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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)


CANCELLED: Special Express Arts

Date: January 25, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage)
January Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

Date: January 25, 2018

Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park project, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites! Ages 8+.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

Date: January 25, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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)


CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: January 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents

Date: January 27, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focus on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: January 26, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: January 25, 2018

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Winter Super Hike

Date: January 27, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, back a light snack and water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: East 60th Street and Fifth Avenue


Arts. Culture & Fun: Thurber Theater In Transit

Date: January 26, 2018

"Michael Thurber In Transit: Thurber Theater" is a concert featuring the composer and bassist’s far-reaching and genre-bounding artistic community performing highlights from both his own independent material and work composed for various Mobile Unit productions. Part of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, Thurber’s show will tour through the end of January to community venues, including January 26 at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.

This musical variety show lead by Michael Thurber is quickly becoming one of the most eclectic and entertaining shows in the city. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format.

Please note: The event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov. First come, first served.

In partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public and The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit.

THE MOBILE UNIT is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Tow Foundation, The Herbert McLaughlin Children's CLUT,Bloomberg Philanthropies, and JetBlue. Additional support provided by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities

Credit: Photo by Lauren Desberg

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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


Kids Express

Date: January 26, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Date: January 25, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Date: January 27, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 26, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)


UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

Date: January 25, 2018

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!

This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. T

his program is geared for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

Date: January 27, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)


NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Film Screening: Dear White People

Date: January 14, 2018

Please note: space is limited. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of Dear White People, as part of the 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series.

This 2014 American satirical comedy-drama focuses on escalating racial tensions at a prestigious Ivy League college from the perspective of several African American students.

The event is free. RSVP required. The film is rated R.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H. Latimer House (in Lewis H Latimer House)


Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: January 26, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Animal Adaptations

Date: January 27, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focus on unique wldlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Adaptations afford the plant or animal a better chance to survive in its surroundings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike and 196th Street


UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

Date: January 27, 2018

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!

This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art.

This program is geared for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)


Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

Date: January 26, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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)


Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

Date: January 27, 2018

Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park project, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites! Ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Exerskate

Date: January 25, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. at The Rink for an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)


Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: January 27, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Imaginative Arts

Date: January 26, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

Date: January 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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


Illustrated Lecture: Lafayette Place/Lafayette Street: A Topographical History by Francis Morrone

Date: January 24, 2018

When and how did fashionable and tranquil Lafayette Place — 100-feet wide, 3-blocks long, with no cross streets — come into being in the 19th century? By what stages did it evolve? How and when did Lafayette Place become Lafayette Street, and how did the new, much longer, street develop? This lecture will cover, among other things, the conditions that both brought the Merchant’s House into being — and its preservation and survival defied. Not least, this will be a lecture on New York maps and their use in research.

About the Event
A collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
$30 General Public, $20 MHM & ICAA Members. Seating is limited.

About the Lecturer
Francis Morrone is a renowned architectural historian and writer. The author of eleven books, including, most recently, “Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes” (W.W. Norton, 2013). Morrone has also written highly-regarded architectural guidebooks to Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. His writings have appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, City Journal, Humanities and the New York Sun, where he was an art and architecture critic. He teaches architectural and urban history at New York University, and is the recipient of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Travel + Leisure magazine named him as one of the 13 best tour guides in the world. Other awards include the Arthur Ross Award of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum


ConEdison Family Science Nights: Animal Adaptations

Date: January 17, 2018

Animals have a variety of adaptations for survival. Some are behavioral, while others are structural. Investigate what equips animals to survive, including an up-close look at some live animals!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

Date: January 20, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)


Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: January 24, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Shape Up Yoga Meditation

Date: January 24, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

Date: January 24, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Arts. Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class

Date: January 24, 2018

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

Please note: Space is limited, so please RSVP to benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Recycle-to-Art

Date: January 24, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

Date: January 24, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center


Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Date: January 24, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums

Date: January 17, 2018

Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials will be provided, including container, plants, and care sheet. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

Date: January 24, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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)


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 24, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Le Petit Art - Adults

Date: January 24, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity

Date: January 23, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


CANCELLED: Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Date: January 23, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot

Date: January 23, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

Date: January 23, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

Date: January 23, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

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)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


Kids Le Petit Art

Date: January 23, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Wheelchair Basketball

Date: January 23, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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


Tour of Gracie Mansion

Date: January 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


CANCELLED: Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts

Date: January 23, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: January 23, 2018

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.

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 workouts, 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.

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.

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)


Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

Date: January 23, 2018

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

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

Registration requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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