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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 Prospect Park

Know Before You Go

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

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: Fall 2014

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

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