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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


“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

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

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