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The Daily Plant : Friday, November 5, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Commissioner Benepe joined City officials and ING NYC Marathon sponsors to paint the race's blue finish line in Central Park on Wednesday.
Malcolm Pinckney

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
8:00 a.m.
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
11:00 a.m.
Crocheron Park, Queens

Hike the Midwood
1:00 p.m.
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

Marathon Concert
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Duke Ellington Circle, Manhattan

Nature Know-It-All
11:00 a.m.
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.”
Fred Lebow
(1932-1994)

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

Ice Skating RinksLasker 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

  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    70°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    57°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    41°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    42°F

7-day forecast

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