The Daily Plant : Friday, November 5, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
ING New York City Marathon
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s greatest road races. There will be 43,000 runners competing this year. If you’re not planning to join the race, then come to our parks all across the city on Sunday morning to cheer on your fellow New Yorkers and thousands of visitors from around the world! You can find maps, apps, race info and more on the ING New York City Marathon web page.
John Muir Day
Van Cortlandt Park is hosting its annual American-Scottish picnic on Saturday, November 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Scottish-Americans, family, and friends can help plant and restore the bucolic John Muir trail in the morning, enjoy a fine picnic at noon, and then hike the trail in the afternoon.
Saturday, November 6
Van Cortlandt Bird Club: The Woodpeckers
Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Bronx
Forest Restoration Planting Day
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Conference House Park, Staten Island
GreenThumb Workshop: ‘That Tree Saved My Life’ Game Show
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Wanaqua Garden, Bronx
Fall Foliage at Crocheron Park
Crocheron Park, Queens
Hike the Midwood
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Sunday, November 7
It’s My Park Day at Ferry Point Park
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Ferry Point Park, Bronx
Dyckman Street Stroll with Sidney Horenstein
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Northwest corner of Dyckman St. & Seaman Ave., Manhattan
Adopt A Tree!
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Duke Ellington Circle, Manhattan
Fort Totten Park, Queens
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.”
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
Lasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)
Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season.
In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.
Central Park Weather
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- More Than 30,000 New Yorkers Celebrate The Outdoors At Tenth Anniversary Of Adventures NYC
- Central Park Tour: West Side Stories
- Central Park Tour: North Woods
- Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary
- Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park
- Health and Race Walking
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- 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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