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The Daily Plant : Thursday, December 30, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Celebrate the New Year with fireworks at Grand Army Plaza!
Paul Martinka

Emerald Nuts Midnight Run
New Year’s Eve is filled with excitement, and our parks are a great place to join the crowd. Kick off the New Year with a spectacular fireworks and laser light show at Central Park’s annual Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with a costume parade, dancing, and much more.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
…Or come to Prospect Park to start the New Year with a bang! The celebrations begin around 11 p.m. with entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza. We can’t help you keep your resolutions, but we can get you off to a dazzling start for 2011.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Early Birding at Marine Park
8:00 a.m.
Salt Marsh Nature Center, Brooklyn

Health and Race Walking
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
North Meadow Recreation Center, Manhattan

Moses Mountain Hike
11:00 a.m.
High Rock Ranger Station, Staten Island

Walk the Mile
1:00 p.m.
Fort Totten Park, Queens

Walk Like an Animal
2:00 p.m.
Crotona Nature Center, Bronx

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter Waterfowl
10:00 a.m.
Pelham Bay Ranger Station, Bronx

Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
10:00 a.m.
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn

Making Tracks
11:00 a.m.
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island

Animal Tracking
12:00 p.m.
Cunningham Park, Queens

Year of the Forests
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

T.S. Eliot
(1888 – 1965)

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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

PlaygroundsEast 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.

ParkCentral Park

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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