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John V. Lindsay East River Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, February 6, 2009

This Weekend In Parks

Photo by Daniel Avila

Winter Jam NYC

Enjoy all the fun of a ski resort vacation, minus the hassle of travel and expenses. On Saturday, Parks presents a day of FREE, snow-filled activities to remind New Yorkers that winter can be enjoyable. Manhattan's East River Park becomes a plentiful playground packed with the full spectrum of snow games and sports, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice climbing, and snowman building, as well as the more relaxing perks of fancy resorts like live entertainment, a warming hut, and yummy snacks. For one day of the year, it's a good thing to be left out in the cold!

Saturday, February 7

Be Mine, Victorian Valentine Family Workshop
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion, Bronx

Native American Drum and Dance with Louis Mofsie
12:00 p.m.
Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

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

GPS to the Past
1:00 p.m.
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Maps and More
1:00 p.m.
Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

Sunday, February 8

Geology by the River
10:00 a.m.
Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Winter Wonderland!
11:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

The Four Elements of Survival: Fire (Part 3)
12:00 p.m.
Forest Park, Queens

Survivor: Marine Park
1:00 p.m.
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Valentine's Day Eco-crafts
1:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Park, Staten Island


“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”

Calvin & Hobbes

Directions to John V. Lindsay East River Park

John V. Lindsay East River Park Weather

  • Mon
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow

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