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Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-19, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays from February 1 through April 26. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 8, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-19, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-19, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Swimming

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Swimming Clinics
Met Pool is hosting Swimming Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays from February 1 through April 26. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include basketball, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center


Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended

Date: February 7, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

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)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 8, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Kids & Families Imaginative Arts

Date: February 7, 2019

Kids will learn to use their imagination to come up with novel ideas for their project. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to join their child.

Themes:

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder ... inspired
  • February: Winter Floating and 3D Hearts
  • March: Winds of March and Spring is in the Air

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Swimming

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Swimming Clinics
Met Pool is hosting Swimming Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays from February 1 through April 26. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include basketball, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center


Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended

Date: February 7, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

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)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games from May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays from February 4 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Kids & Families Imaginative Arts

Date: February 7, 2019

Kids will learn to use their imagination to come up with novel ideas for their project. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to join their child.

Themes:

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder ... inspired
  • February: Winter Floating and 3D Hearts
  • March: Winds of March and Spring is in the Air

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 7, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Adults Imaginative Arts

Date: February 8, 2019

Adults will create 2D and 3D works of art using mix media. The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts, encouraging innovation and novel ideas.

Participants are encouraged to take their time. Activities may include decoupage, collage, texture, painting, drawing, photography.

Adults of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 9, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 7, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Adults Imaginative Arts

Date: February 8, 2019

Adults will create 2D and 3D works of art using mix media. The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts, encouraging innovation and novel ideas.

Participants are encouraged to take their time. Activities may include decoupage, collage, texture, painting, drawing, photography.

Adults of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 5 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 9, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile torch run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling

Date: February 1, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 7, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Date: February 8, 2019

Participants will learn how to make cute crafts for the season.

Themes:

  • January: Draw Trees of the Four Seasons
  • February: Glittered Heart from Clay Dough
  • March: Paper Mardi Gras

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Rainwater Harvesting 101

Date: February 11, 2019

Rainwater harvesting is the ancient practice of capturing and storing rainwater for later use. School gardens are an excellent place to practice rainwater harvesting to water plants, educate students about water and its role in our natural systems, and help to conserve a precious and limited resource.

This workshop will cover the basics of rainwater harvesting and how a system of any shape and size can be designed for your school garden. Attendees will have the opportunity to map out a design for a rainwater harvesting system and get feedback from garden design experts. Each attendee will also get a copy of GrowNYC’s Rainwater Harvesting Guide.

RSVP online.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kelly Street Garden


NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Date: February 10, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)


NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: United Nations Ave South


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile torch run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling

Date: February 1, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 7, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Date: February 8, 2019

Participants will learn how to make cute crafts for the season.

Themes:

  • January: Draw Trees of the Four Seasons
  • February: Glittered Heart from Clay Dough
  • March: Paper Mardi Gras

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Exerskate

Date: February 7, 2019

Work up a sweat on The Rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater.

Class starts promptly at 8 a.m. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in, put on your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. You may bring your own skates and lock; skate rental is $20 per person and locks are $10.

Showers and towels are not provided.

This class is recommended for competent skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-424

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


NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Date: February 10, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)


NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: United Nations Ave South


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 1, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Winter Birding

Date: February 10, 2019

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Brookfield West Mound Hike

Date: February 10, 2019

Staten Island's Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers. Join our Urban Park Rangers as we explore the West Mound of this park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)


Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

Date: February 10, 2019

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended

Date: February 10, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

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)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 1, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Winter Birding

Date: February 10, 2019

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

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


Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

Date: February 10, 2019

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)


Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended

Date: February 10, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

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)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 6, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

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


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 1, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Grow Your Garden Group

Date: February 7, 2019

This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to increase membership in your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create healthy, effective groups with strong relationships at the core.

Please bring a photo ID and allow time to get through security.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office


Trail of the Month: Pink Trail William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge

Date: February 10, 2019

Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge for this short hike on the Pink trail. Approximately .75 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Date: February 10, 2019

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 6, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

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


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 1, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Grow Your Garden Group

Date: February 7, 2019

This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to increase membership in your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create healthy, effective groups with strong relationships at the core.

Please bring a photo ID and allow time to get through security.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office


Trail of the Month: Pink Trail William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge

Date: February 10, 2019

Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge for this short hike on the Pink trail. Approximately .75 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge


Special Express Arts - Special Needs Adults

Date: February 7, 2019

This program engages special needs adults through art for self-expression. Create fun mix media art to take home.

Please schedule in advance to participate.

Themes:

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
  • February: 3D Valentine Hearts
  • March: Up-Cycle to Art Containers

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Date: February 10, 2019

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 7, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Date: February 7, 2019

Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way!

Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of where the adventure will take you are endless!

Seating is limited; advanced registration is required! For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 10, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays from February 4 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 7, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 8, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile

Date: February 10, 2019

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as the late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays from February 4 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Metropolitan Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-19, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 8, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Date: February 5, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 6, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Exhibition: Power to the People

Date: February 11, 2019

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, Mario Tavarez, and Steed Taylor, as well as historical images from the NYC Parks Photo Archive. Curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on holidays.

Image: Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
Metropolitan Recreation Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-19, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Sunrise Tai Chi

Date: February 11, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Date: February 5, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)


Open House Week: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

Date: February 6, 2019

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

From February 3 through February 9, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free! Try out our sports and fitness facilities, swim in our pools, and enjoy our free fitness classes and activities.

Sunday, February 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 11:15 a.m. H20 Wave with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Step into Shape with Alex

Monday, February 4

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with Trevor

Tuesday, February 5

  • 11:00 a.m. Pickleball with Angie
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunchtime Crunch with Rocio
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John

Wednesday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m. Super Stretch with Zulie
  • 2:00 p.m. Meditation with Zulie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 5:00 p.m. Hardcore Zulie with Zulie
  • 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Claude
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Thursday, February 7

  • 8:30 a.m. Senior Tune Up! With Zulie
  • 10:00 a.m. Sit & Be Fit with Zulie
  • 12:00 p.m. Super Stretch & Tone with Zulie
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth Muscle Madness with John
  • 6:00 p.m. Mili Drills with Malik

Friday, February 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Tots: Guardian & Me with Angie
  • 3:00 p.m. Skelly with Malik
  • 7:00 p.m. Intro to Spin with John

Saturday, February 9

12:00 p.m. Super Sculpt with Colleen

Please note: Session schedules are subject to change. Participants will be required to sign a waiver form before engaging in activities.

Rules and Requirements

  • Attendants must be in athletic attire to exercise or participate in fitness or sports activities.
  • Outside food may not be brought into the recreation center, although water in plastic is permitted. Glass bottles are not permitted at any time.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted beyond the lobby of the facility. Participants wishing to bring their belongings beyond the lobby must store the items in the locker provided and must bring a sturdy lock to secure their own locker. Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

For more information about rules and regulations visit nyc.gov/parks. For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 234-9607.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center


Exhibition: Power to the People

Date: February 11, 2019

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, Mario Tavarez, and Steed Taylor, as well as historical images from the NYC Parks Photo Archive. Curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on holidays.

Image: Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays from February 1 through April 26. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 11, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: February 9, 2019

Come welcome the Year of the Pig with a Lunar New Year Celebration! Children will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of the animals in the zodiac would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.

Purchase tickets online.

Your family will love:

  • Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2019’s Pig.
  • Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.
  • Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden (weather permitting) and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.
  • Food: Enjoy a tasting of traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, and chrysanthemum tea.

Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, plus entry to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

Wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate Lunar New Year with us. Gung hay fat choy!

The main event space in Building P is wheelchair accessible, as are the restrooms. Some areas of the NYCSG have limited access for persons with mobility issues. The entire event will take place in Building P if the weather does not permit entry to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden. The Lion Dance is sponsored by Thomas Paulo and Dr. Ronald Altman.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 9, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Saturdays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to strengthen and sharpen your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Sunrise Tai Chi

Date: February 1, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: February 9, 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Queens Botanical Garden with Lunar New Year-themed crafts, performances, workshops, and activities for the whole family!

Take a lucky plant home from our Lunar New Year Plant Sale sponsored by COTS Travel—from jade plants to peace lilies, you’ll find out more about these auspicious beauties all week at the shop. Members receive 10% off QBG Shop purchases. Join today to start enjoying benefits.

All activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Spend the Day in Flushing! On Sunday, February 9, 2019, on your way to the Garden, be sure to witness the festivities of the Lunar New Year Parade along Main Street, which starts at 11:00 a.m. and is hosted by the Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) and the Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ).

Plan ahead for this weekend’s commute. It is a wonderful time of year for those living in and visiting Flushing as they enjoy all the festivities, but larger crowds may result in delays, so please allow yourself extra travel time!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden


Shape Up Zumba with Pascal

Date: February 9, 2019

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Saturdays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Bryant Park Read-to-Skate StoryTime

Date: February 9, 2019

Read books with Cali Co Cat and earn a free skate rental! Free books at every event, while supply lasts.

Saturdays, January 12 - February 23, noon - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. as part of Kids Week

How to earn a Free Kids Skate Rental:
• Attend 2 StoryTime programs at Bryant Park
• Attend 1 program at New York Public Library Children’s Center at 42nd Street and/or Read and enjoy 1 library book

Bonus
Attend 3 StoryTime programs at Overlook to receive a free skate rental for 1 adult, too. All eligible participants will automatically qualify for a raffle to win a Learn-to-Skate lesson.

Read-to-Skate StoryTime is held inside Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion.

Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink (in Bryant Park)


Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day

Date: February 9, 2019

Volunteer with NYC Parks and Natural Areas Conservancy as we care for the White and Orange Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trailblazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal.

The group will focus on trail clean-up, debris removal, and trailblazing along the orange and white trail!.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please register on Eventbrite.

Volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)


DJ Clinic Series

Date: February 8, 2019

Teens aged 14 to 18 are invited to come out, network, and appreciate the craft of djing.

Whether it is basic mixing or advanced skills with scratching and blends, if you have a love for music and the art of djing, you will enjoy this two-hour clinic series.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Tai Chi Exercises

Date: February 9, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


The New York City Naturalist Club: Bald Eagle Watch

Date: February 9, 2019

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. Throughout the year, we offer birding programs that focus on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars 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 Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)


Strictly Tango: Be My Valentine Dance Night

Date: February 8, 2019

Join NYC Parks for a free dance class with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They will bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner or your friends, or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 048-0243

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center


Exhibition: Power to the People

Date: February 1, 2019

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, Mario Tavarez, and Steed Taylor, as well as historical images from the NYC Parks Photo Archive. Curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on holidays.

Image: Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Con Ed Family Day: Black History Month

Date: February 9, 2019

This month, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, we will be celebrating Black History Month! Families will be working on special art activities and
other fun projects!

For more information please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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


Tai Chi

Date: February 9, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation thru movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 4, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 4, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Metropolitan Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 4 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Kids Arts and Table Top Activities

Date: February 9, 2019

Children will engage in arts or table activity presented by a facilitator. Each child will select which activities to participate in. Arts activities will be one each from Seasonal, Paper, and Recycle Arts and Crafts. Children will also be able to play tabletop games. Children are engaged while their parents take a fitness class.

Themes:

  • January - Cardboard Building Set
  • February - Hand-Print Penguin
  • March Paper - Plate Mardis Gras Masks

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Shape Up Zumba with Pascal

Date: February 2, 2019

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Paranormal Investigation

Date: February 9, 2019

Led by resident paranormal investigator and TAPS Family member, Vincent Carbone, guests have the opportunity to learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents in a safe and casual setting.

This investigation is strictly for those 18 and over. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Investigations are usually three hours in length and begin with a brief lecture describing paranormal theory, the history of ghost hunting, and a description of various paranormal encounters here at the Mansion. Guests then transition into a full investigation of the house, including going into the period rooms while continuing the discussion of various paranormal topics.

Refreshments are always included!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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


It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

Date: February 9, 2019

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

Location: 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)


Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Date: February 9, 2019

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)


Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Date: February 2, 2019

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)


The African American Contribution to Washington Heights

Date: February 9, 2019

In recognition of Black History Month, this lecture presented by Morris-Jumel Mansion docent and local historian, Karen Sprowal, will focus on exceptional prominent African Americans who lived in and around Washington Heights and the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.

$10, $5 Members/Students. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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


Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad

Date: February 9, 2019

The Underground Railroad was a network of sanctuaries for enslaved women and men escaping slavery in the South to seek freedom in the North. Join the rangers for a walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park highlighting Brooklyn's link to freedom.

Please note: Participants are selected by lottery. To register, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, January 30.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park


NYRR Open Run: Shore Road Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: Lawn Near 79th Street Entrance (in Shore Park and Parkway)


Under the Bridges Clean Up

Date: February 2, 2019

Wake up from those winter doldrums and help us with cleaning under the bridges along Forest Park Drive.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle and lunch for this event. Volunteers younger than18 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration for this event is required by February 1. To register, please visit the Under the Bridges Cleanup Registration page. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on January 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)


Paper Crafting

Date: February 9, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


Birding: Winter Birds

Date: February 9, 2019

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.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)


NYRR Open Run: Morningside Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)


NYRR Open Run: Morningside Park

Date: February 2, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)


Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

Date: February 9, 2019

Participants will learn to create cute crafts out of paper.

Themes:

  • January - Handprint Penguin
  • February - Valentine Tree
  • March - Snowy Owl Art

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)


Nature Photography Hike

Date: February 9, 2019

Bring your own camera on this nature hike and take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

This light hike features a leisure stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)


NYRR Open Run: Highland Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)


Tai Chi

Date: February 2, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation thru movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)


Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

Date: February 9, 2019

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.

Details

Meeting: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of the start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)


Birding: Winter Birds

Date: February 9, 2019

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.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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


NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: 212-360-3300

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)


Volunteer: World Wetlands Day

Date: February 2, 2019

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and stormwater retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife.

Volunteer with us to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from the shorelines of Calvert Vaux Park and Bush Terminal Park. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park),Bush Terminal Park Entrance on 43rd Street (in Bush Terminal Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park – Spanish (Español)

Date: February 9, 2019

Tome este recorrido distintivo y junto con los Guías de Central Park Conservancy visite algunos de los puntos más emblemáticos del mejor parque urbano del mundo. Aprenda cómo la tierra pantanosa y rocosa se convirtió en la obra de arte viviente que es actualmente el Parque Central. Visite algunos de los lugares de interés más representativos del Parque, entre ellos el Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, the Mall y Literary Walk.

Equipo de audio se utilizará durante el recorrido. Hay un número limitado de audífonos disponibles que se pueden solicitar con la compra del boleto.

Donde comienza el recorrido: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (dentro del Parque entre las calles 64 y 65). Ingrese al Parque en la calle 60 y Avenida Fifth, y siga sobre la acera adyacente al camino via norte; el Dairy se encuentra a su izquierda. Tenga en cuenta que Mapas Google no reconoce esta ubicación. Mapa de ubicación
Terreno: Algunas inclinaciones y escaleras.
Duración del recorrido: Aproximadamente 90 minutos
Costo: Boletos $15 (Miembros $10), Comprar boletos aquí

Para obtener información sobre cancelaciones debido al clima y otras reglas sobre los boletos, visite preguntas más frecuentes

Grupos de siete o más integrantes deben programar una visita grupal con tres semanas de anticipación, contacte tours@centralparknyc.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


National Girls & Women in Sports Day: She's On Point!

Date: February 9, 2019

Join us for a day filled with sports, arts, and more! Participate in soccer, basketball, pickleball, fitness classes, and jumbo games. Challenge yourself on our obstacle course and don’t forget your swimsuit for the swimming pool!

Activities for all ages and children available in celebration of Title IX.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center


NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)


The Old Stone House Presents Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo

Date: February 3, 2019

Acoustic duo Piedmont Bluz returns to the Old Stone House (OSH) with the Good Coffeehouse @ OSH series, in an intimate concert setting featuring Valerie Turner (guitar, spoons, banjo, vocals) and Ben Turner (washboard, bones, harmonica).

This husband and wife duo are dedicated to the preservation of country blues in the Piedmont style of fingerpicking. They share their music with a mission to help keep its rural, East-Coast tradition alive, educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture by weaving history and context into each song.

Valerie and Ben were inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2018 and have been featured in many music festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Clearwater Revival, Brooklyn Folk Festival and others.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)


14th Annual Seed Celebration and Swap

Date: February 9, 2019

Got Seeds? Potential abounds as we approach spring. Come meet other gardeners and trade remains of your favorite packs or seeds you have saved.

Please label your saved seeds with variety and year.

Learn about planting and growing seeds. Free seed catalogs. Art packs for sale from Hudson Valley Seed Company. Saved seeds from the Old Stone House garden to clean and take home. Free seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Bring seedy snacks to share!

Email permie@earthlink.net if you wish to add something to this event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)


The Old Stone House: Witness to War

Date: February 9, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)


NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

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


Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition

Date: February 8, 2019

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)


Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

Date: February 9, 2019

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container. Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.

Registration is 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) 425-3504

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


Bayside Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

Date: February 9, 2019

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Bayside, Queens! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park and create a healthier ecosystem.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)


NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 9, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Williamsburg Street - Tree Care

Date: February 9, 2019

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. 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: Scholes Street and Graham Avenue (in Martinez Playground)


NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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: (212) 360-3300

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


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

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


Tai Chi

Date: February 9, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended

Date: February 9, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

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)


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Date: February 9, 2019

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)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 1, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Senior Games in May. Instructors will provide exercises and tips to help you get that faster time you're striving for.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


NYRR Open Run: Pelham Bay Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Sweetgum Playground (in Pelham Bay Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Track and Field

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Track and Field Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Track and Field Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to prepare for the Games!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 8, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


Tai Chi

Date: February 8, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
Sunset Park Recreation Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to strengthen and sharpen your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Cornhole

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Cornhole Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Cornhole Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include pickleball, bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
St. John's Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays from February 1 through April 26. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center


Gallery Hours: 2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park

Date: February 8, 2019

Freshkills Park: Field R/D is a project to develop a visionary, community-responsive residency program for the former NYC landfill. Through the residency process, artists followed their own paths, developed research methodologies, and posed questions to a range of actors, from city agencies to scholars, scientists, ecologists, and environmental writers. The seven artists in the show have produced responses to the landfill’s past and the park’s present and future by delving into the intertwined legacies of waste, consumerism, environmental blind spots, and possibilities for regeneration.

There will be a curator's talk at 2:30 p.m.

2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Parkfeatures the work of Billy & Steven Dufala, Mare Liberum, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Nancy Nowacek, Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder. The works in the exhibition explore themes of mapping, orientation, speculation, and interpretation of this complex and changing site.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Mondays through Saturdays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to improve your individual and team play for the tournament in May. Instructors will provide the rules, materials, tips, and scrimmage play. ?

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.4-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 8, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)


City Parks Foundation Presents Yeti, Set, Snow! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Date: February 8, 2019

City Parks Foundation presents an original production and story, Yeti, Set Snow!, at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, November 13, 2018 - February 24, 2019. Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also learns the value of friendship. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Sunset Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Pickleball

Date: February 8, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Pickleball Clinics
Fort Hamilton Recreation Center is hosting Pickleball Clinics from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from February 1 through April 29. Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in healthy and friendly competitions, practice, learn new tricks, and more!

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Table Tennis

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Table Tennis Clinics
McCarren Play Center is hosting Table Tennis Clinics from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, basketball, bowling, track and field, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)


Senior Games Clinics: Basketball

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Basketball Clinics
Red Hook Recreation Center is hosting Basketball Clinics from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from February 1 through April 30. Train with some of our best staff to strengthen and sharpen your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include swimming, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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


Senior Games Clinics: Swimming

Date: February 7, 2019

Train with us for the NYC Parks Senior Games! At our Senior Games Clinics, you can get a feel for what the Senior Games are like, sharpen your skills, learn new strategies, and meet new friends.

Swimming Clinics
Brownsville Recreation Centers is hosting Swimming Clinics from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays from February 7 through April 25. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

About the NYC Parks Senior Games
NYC Parks is inviting seniors and adults ages 50+ to compete in the fourth annual Senior Games on May 6-10, 2019! Additional competitions include basketball, track and field, bowling, table tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, cornhole, and a 9.3-mile run. To register, visit our Senior Games page. Registration ends on Friday, March 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)


Tai Chi

Date: February 7, 2019

Certified Instructor Elaine Fleischman is back by popular demand for her Beginners Tai Chi. Learn exercises to reduce stress and anxiety, create harmony and peace in your life, and relieve aches and pains.

Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 229-4000

Location: Alley Pond Environmental Center


Black History Month: Sandy Ground

Date: February 3, 2019

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)


Spellbound Theatre - 'The Naughty Penguin'

Date: February 2, 2019

New York City's award-winning theater for very small children returns to the Old Stone House to perform "The Naughty Penguin" on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

In this program, Penguin gets in trouble...a lot. Sometimes Penguin chooses to be naughty, but sometimes it happens without her realizing. There are so many rules! Penguin wants to know how she can still have fun without getting into so much bother. Audience members are encouraged to help her! This interactive performance for children ages 2-5 invites everyone to join Penguin as she navigates a tricky world filled with opportunities to be naughty...or not.

Spellbound Theatre brings original storytelling, puppetry, and workshops to schools, community organizations, libraries, and performance venues in New York City and across the United States. Spellbound Theatre is the recipient of the 2017 Winifred Ward Zeta Phi Eta Outstanding New Children's Theater Award by the American Alliance of Theater & Education.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)


Exhibition: Power to the People

Date: February 7, 2019

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the American Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, Mario Tavarez, and Steed Taylor, as well as historical images from the NYC Parks Photo Archive. Curated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Closed on holidays.

Image: Image: April 22, 1970, First Earth Day, View of Crowds in Union Square Surrounding George Washington Monument, Courtesy of NYC Parks Photo Archive

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


Homegrown Strategies Saving Our Native Flora

Date: January 24, 2019

Workshop with Grace Markman, Naturalist and Educator and OSH Neighbor.

How do we reach out to involve a wider audience in the importance of native flora?

This workshop will focus on successful strategies that have been utilized to conserve and promote native flora. A power point presentation will be given on innovative projects initiated by both individuals and small groups in New York City and State.

The presentation will highlight the gardens at Old Stone House, as well as The Official Historic House Trust of New York City colleague sites, Merchant's House Museum and Wyckoff Farmhouse.

Can you initiate a native plant arboretum or create a new plant corridor? We will consider positive effective ways to involve our local, state, and national officials. After this presentation, we will divide into small groups to share ideas and generate new ones that can be implemented to address the vital issues of awareness, conservation, and promotion of native flora. We promote interest in botany and collect and disseminate information on all phases of plant life.

Light refreshments served afterward.

Grace Markman grew up in Elmwood Park, NJ learning the names of plants and their seasons from her mother, a rosarian. Grace has worked as a field botanist and educator in New York City and the Northeast for over thirty years.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)


The Hibernators Den

Date: February 2, 2019

Cozy up in the hibernators’ reading nook with books, puzzles, and puppets. Hunt for sleeping creatures in a self-guided game and mix up some hot chocolate to help you nap through winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

Date: February 7, 2019

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.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)