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The Daily Plant : Friday, October 22, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Commissioner Benepe works with volunteers at an It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Daniel Avila

It’s My Park Day
Pitch in at your favorite park or playground this Saturday! Local volunteer groups around the city will be spending the day outside painting, cleaning, and fixing up parks in all five boroughs. Find a project near you and come help out.

MillionTreesNYC Planting Day
This Saturday, join the effort to plant 20,000 new trees citywide! MillionTreesNYC is going to parks in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx to plant trees where they're most needed. Join the effort to expand our city's urban forest!

Saturday, October 23

Run the River 5K
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Pick-your-own-Pumpkin
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Fall Colors
1:00 p.m.
Seton Falls Park, Bronx

Increase the Feast Masquerade Party
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Faber Park, Staten Island


Creatures of the Night Hike
6:30 p.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Sunday, October 24

Fall Migration
10:00 a.m.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Fall Bike Tour
11:00 a.m.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Ghouls & Gourds
12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

Fall Foliage Scrapbook
1:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island

Parade and Pumpkin Sail
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Central Park, Manhattan

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"One belongs to New York instantly; one belongs to it
as much in five minutes as in five years."
Thomas Wolfe
(1900-1938)

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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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

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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.

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