World's Fair Walking Tour
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

World's Fair Walking Tour

Join us for a free guided tour of a dozen World’s Fair sites, structures, and monuments in the park and bring your own World’s Fair memories if you have them. Stops include the popular Unisphere, New York State Pavilion and Rocket Thrower, and also lesser-known wonders such as the 2,000-year-old Column of Jerash, the only kinetic sculpture in the park, and the spot where two 5,000-year-old Time Capsules are buried. No registration needed. Meet us at the green tent near the Unisphere. Weather permitting. Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s volunteer docents. If you enjoy teaching and speaking to groups, contact us to find out how you can train to become a volunteer docent for Spring/Summer 2020: vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov

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World's Fair Walking Tour
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

World's Fair Walking Tour

Join us for a free guided tour of a dozen World’s Fair sites, structures, and monuments in the park and bring your own World’s Fair memories if you have them. Stops include the popular Unisphere, New York State Pavilion and Rocket Thrower, and also lesser-known wonders such as the 2,000-year-old Column of Jerash, the only kinetic sculpture in the park, and the spot where two 5,000-year-old Time Capsules are buried. No registration needed. Meet us at the green tent near the Unisphere. Weather permitting. Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s volunteer docents. If you enjoy teaching and speaking to groups, contact us to find out how you can train to become a volunteer docent for Spring/Summer 2020: vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov

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Movies in the Park: Aquaman
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Movies in the Park: Aquaman

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm . With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Allan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

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Shakespeare in the Park
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Shakespeare in the Park

Kids and the Classics: 7:00pm | A Midsummer Night’s Dream: 7:30pm

Hermia loves Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius-who happens to be the love interest of Helena. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare's dazzling comedy about the rites of love is full of magic and music.

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Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins-the beloved nanny from their childhood-arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

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Public Art Unveiling + Performance: Hospicio Cabañas
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Public Art Unveiling + Performance: Hospicio Cabañas

Hospicio Cabañas (Playable Stage for Thunder Hawk) by Karl Orozco is an interpretation of the playable stage ‘Hospicio Cabañas’ in the 1993 arcade hit Super Street Fighter II, which served as home court for Thunder Hawk, the first Mexican video game character. Looking inject the character’s backstory with greater historical and cultural relevance is lost in video game’s original depiction, Orozco used heirloom corn kernels to create a pixelated mosaic of Thunder Hawk’s stage on a large column. This sculptural mosaic will be installed at the park entrance on 111th St and 49th Ave.

An unveiling and performance for Hospicio Cabañas will take place on Sunday, June 30th from 3pm to 4:30pm. For the sculpture’s unveiling, Orozco has partnered with New York and New Jersey based Mexican indigenous performance group Tonalxochitl Danzo Mexica to celebrate histories of colonial resistance.

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Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

Celebrate the pollinators that dwell in Meadow Lake's native gardens by taking part in FMCP’s Parks Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz! We will be recording observations of pollinators on the free app iNaturalist while planting native plants at the bird blind to attract even more of these amazing critters that support the health of the Meadow Lake ecosystem.

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Becoming Biodiversity
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Becoming Biodiversity

  • Pat Dolan Trail (Mauro Playground entrance) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team and artist Amy Youngs for an augmented reality tour + planting at Willow Lake! Youngs’ latest project, Becoming Biodiversity, is a guided app tour of the Pat Dolan Trail that allows participants to re-enact stories from the perspectives of non-humans, such as a plant calling out to a bird to help with pest control, an underground fungal network delivering goods to struggling trees, and a cormorant searching for a meal in a man-made lake. We will start off the event with the Becoming Biodiversity tour, follow up with a Q&A with the artist and the Urban Park Rangers, and conclude with a planting session.

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Becoming Biodiversity
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Becoming Biodiversity

  • Pat Dolan Trail (Mauro Playground entrance) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team and artist Amy Youngs for an augmented reality tour + planting at Willow Lake! Youngs’ latest project, Becoming Biodiversity, is a guided app tour of the Pat Dolan Trail that allows participants to re-enact stories from the perspectives of non-humans, such as a plant calling out to a bird to help with pest control, an underground fungal network delivering goods to struggling trees, and a cormorant searching for a meal in a man-made lake. We will start off the event with the Becoming Biodiversity tour, follow up with a Q&A with the artist and the Urban Park Rangers, and conclude with a planting session.

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National Trails Day
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

National Trails Day

This National Trails Day, join the Environmental Stewardship Team for planting at Pat Dolan Trail and help set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day! Adding more native plants beautifies the trail and increases the biodiversity of the Willow Lake Preserve, allowing more native animal species to call this natural area their home.

Please register here, as space is limited.

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Party for the Planet
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Party for the Planet

  • Meadow Lake Boathouse at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s time to party and help our planet! Join the Queens Zoo and the Environmental Stewardship Team for an outdoor celebration at Meadow Lake. Activities will include clean-up and invasive species removal in the rain garden, an introduction to birding, participation in nature play, and recycled crafts. Enjoy a visit with our community partners and take home some free goodies too!

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City Nature Challenge: Wetland Discovery Hike
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

City Nature Challenge: Wetland Discovery Hike

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team and the Urban Park Rangers for an interactive hike at the Pat Dolan Trail. While we explore the wetland area, we invite you to participate in the City Nature Challenge, a 4-day international BioBlitz that calls on citizen scientists of all ages and backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals, and fungi using the free app iNaturalist, fostering a greater appreciation for the wildlife hidden in every city.

Please register here, as space is limited.

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