The Daily Plant : Friday, October 8, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
Register now for the third annual Scarecrow Design Competition—a celebration of the spirit of creative expression! By registering now at the Parks website, you will have the chance to display your work at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on October 30, and to win prizes! Prizes are offered in several age categories, and the winning scarecrow designs will be displayed after the event in the Arsenal Gallery, the only municipally-run gallery in New York City.
Open House New York
Take a look at some of New York’s architectural treasures in parks! Open House New York Weekend opens historical buildings and structures in all five boroughs to more than 300 tours and events on October 9 and 10. Many Parks Department properties, including mansions, gardens, and castles, will be on display. Some events are listed below, but visit www.nycgovparks.org/events for a full list of OHNY events in parks to get a peek of old New York or the city that’s yet to come!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Birding Club: There’s a Pretty Gull
Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Bronx
Halloween Hoorah at The New York Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Open House New York: Soldiers and Sailors Monument
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sailors and Soldiers Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
Circle of Friends Celebrity Basketball Clinic
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, Staten Island
Open House New York: Fort Totten
Fort Totten Park, Queens
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Staten Island Half-Marathon
Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Staten Island
Open House New York: The Arsenal
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Arsenal, Manhattan
Open House New York: Tour of institutions within Flushing Meadows Corona Park
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Canoe the Lagoon
The Lagoon (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Great Trees Walking Tour
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Port Richmond High School, Staten Island
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Central Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates A Decade Since Unveiling The Gates In Central Park, Looks Forward To Art In Parks In 2015
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- Exhibition: Living Landmarks
- Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour
- Lecture: Seneca Village and Central Park, Unearthing a Forgotten African-American Community
- Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline
- Exhibition: Living Landmarks
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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