The Daily Plant : Thursday, December 30, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
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
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
High Rock Ranger Station, Staten Island
Walk the Mile
Fort Totten Park, Queens
Walk Like an Animal
Crotona Nature Center, Bronx
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Pelham Bay Ranger Station, Bronx
Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island
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.”
(1888 – 1965)
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this 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
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
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 on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Prospect Park Weather
- Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun
- Fun on the Farm
- Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning
- Nature Exploration
- Creatures of the Night
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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