The Daily Plant : Friday, December 17, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
111th Annual Central Park Christmas Bird Count
Birds on the brain? Join us in New York City’s parks for this annual nationwide celebration of birding. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an avid birder, come help log the birds that can be spotted in the park. Christmas Bird Counts will be held throughout the city this weekend, including at Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park. In Central Park, the bird count will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, and you’ll be able to get refreshments while the final tally is counted at 12:30. Remember: dress warmly, and don’t forget your binoculars!
Caribbean Christmas in Crotona Park
Come out of the cold on Saturday from 4:30-7:30 and celebrate a Caribbean-style Christmas with a steel drum band, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa Claus, stilt walkers, and lots of fun holiday cheer! This free event is sponsored by the U.S. Virgin Islands Association, and everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Hubble Space Telescope: Images that Changed the World
A NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Event
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Inwood Hill Nature Center, Manhattan
Forest Park Visitor Center, Queens
Prospect Park Christmas Bird Count
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Christmas Bird Count
Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn
Brunch With Santa
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island
How Animals Survive the Winter
Crotona Nature Center, Bronx
Solstice Party with Jody Kruskal
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.”
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
- Drifting in Daylight
- Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest
- Films on the Green: And God created Woman in Central Park by Roger Vadim
- United Arab Emirates Healthy Kidney 10K Run
- 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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