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The Daily Plant : Friday, September 24, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Competitors face off in 2009's Chess-in-the-Parks tournament.
Malcolm Pinckney

Historic House Trust Festival
The Historic House Trust of New York City is celebrating its third annual Historic House Festival, September 24-26, 2010, at all 23 historic houses in its collection, sponsored by Con Edison and the History Channel. This year’s Festival, A Moveable Feast, will celebrate the culinary history of and contemporary food trends in New York City. Be sure to bring your appetite for history!

Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Enjoy a day of competitive chess at the tenth annual tournament at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A grandmaster will be there to play with challengers throughout the day, and there will also be chess puzzles for kids. Prizes will be offered to tournament competitors, including chess sets, trophies, and medals. All ages and skill levels are welcome to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

16th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament 2010
8:00 a.m.

NYC Skate Marathon and 100K
8:30 a.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

28th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Food at Historic Richmond Town
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island

"Our Common Ground" Family Festival in Morningside Park
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Morningside Park, Manhattan

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raptor Day at Wave Hill
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wave Hill, Bronx

Nuts About Squirrels
11:00 a.m.
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Native American Festival
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Family Day
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Capt Tilly Park, Queens

Special Tour: Bike to Five Historic Houses!
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Manhattan

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
Mark Twain

Directions to Prospect Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkProspect Park

The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015

Baseball FieldsProspect Park

The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

ParkProspect Park

Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit

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