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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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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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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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: Aquarium
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Movies in the Park: Aquarium

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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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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City Nature Challenge: Trails Care
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

City Nature Challenge: Trails Care

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team as we kick off this year’s City Nature Challenge with a trails care event at Willow Lake! The City Nature Challenge is 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. We will be removing invasive species at the Pat Dolan Trail (Mauro Playground entrance) while inviting stewards to make observations for the City Nature Challenge along the way.

Please register here, as space is limited.

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World's Fair Walking Tour
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

World's Fair Walking Tour

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures and monuments built for the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs. Sites range fro the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere to the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by helicopter in 1965.

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World's Fair Walking Tour
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

World's Fair Walking Tour

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures and monuments built for the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs. Sites range from the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere to the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by helicopter in 1965.

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World's Fair History Tour
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

World's Fair History Tour

Unisphere - Look for Green Tent

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History
Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures
and monuments built for the Fairs. Sites range from the New York
State Pavilion and the Unisphere, to the second-oldest antiquity
in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by
helicopter in 1965. 

No pre-registration is required.

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World's Fair History Tour
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

World's Fair History Tour

Unisphere - Look for Green Tent

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History
Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures
and monuments built for the Fairs. Sites range from the New York
State Pavilion and the Unisphere, to the second-oldest antiquity
in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by
helicopter in 1965. 

No pre-registration is required.

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World's Fair History Tour
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

World's Fair History Tour

Unisphere - Look for Green Tent

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History
Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures
and monuments built for the Fairs. Sites range from the New York
State Pavilion and the Unisphere, to the second-oldest antiquity
in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by
helicopter in 1965. 

No pre-registration is required.

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World's Fair History Tour
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

World's Fair History Tour

Unisphere - Look for Green Tent

Join us this spring and summer for free World’s Fair History
Walking Tours of a dozen iconic and surprising structures
and monuments built for the Fairs. Sites range from the New York
State Pavilion and the Unisphere, to the second-oldest antiquity
in New York City and the roof where the Beatles landed by
helicopter in 1965. 

No pre-registration is required.

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Movies in the Park: Ferdinand
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Movies in the Park: Ferdinand

Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, a young bull's peaceful existence comes craashing down when he is returned to his former captors at a matador training camp. With help from wisecracking animal friends, Ferdinand the gentle giant must find a way to break free before he sqaures off against El Primero, the famous bull fighter who never loses. 

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