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Volume XXVIII, Number 5952
Friday, Sep 27, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

GET A ‘SNEAK PEAK’ OF THE FUTURE FRESHKILLS PARK

Sunday, September 29, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park
Wild and Beresford Avenues
STATEN ISLAND

*Free parking at the site and free shuttle bus service to and from the St. George Ferry Terminal.

Thousands of New Yorkers will head to Freshkills Park to enjoy many activities that will be available in the park over the next 25 years from biking trails to kayaking to public art and more!

Celebrate the future of NYC parks at Freshkills Park’s 4th annual Sneak Peak. The former landfill on Staten Island’s western shore is being transformed into a park three times the size of Central Park, but is not yet open to the public. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get a first look!
This year’s event offers nearly three miles of walking paths and more than two miles for those who bring bikes to explore the park’s peaks. Check out kayak tours, numerous public artworks and performances, food trucks, bike share, climbing wall and pony rides for the kids. Parking at the site is free. There will be continuous shuttle bus service to and from the St. George Ferry Terminal.

The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/sneakpeak

JAMAICA BAY BY LAND, SEA AND AIR

Sunday, September 29, 2013
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ryan Visitor Center
Floyd Bennett Field
BROOKLYN

From beaches to boating, and from the water to the wild, Jamaica Bay Park is filled with excitement and things to do. Join NYC Parks and the National Park Service to explore this wetland through activities and demonstrations including kayaking, fishing, live birds of prey, viewing historic aircraft, live music, and garden walks.

The day begins with raptors and birds of prey at noon, presented by the Oyster Bay Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Sanctuary. This event is a live animal show and tell that will include a selection of birds of prey that can be seen up close.

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be telling stories to kids with his Flights of Fancy: Planes Birds and Dragons at noon, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Ryan Center, and the Bossy Frog Band will perform on the porch of the Ryan Center at 2:00 p.m.

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 29, 2013
11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Margaret Corbin Circle
Fort Tryon Park
MANHATTAN

Please join us for the 29th annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.


QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

“Worries go down better with soup than without.”

Jewish Proverb
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