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
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
East 72nd St Playground
The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.
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
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: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park
- Drifting in Daylight
- Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom
- It's My Park Under the Urban Tree Canopy
- 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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