NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 05 Sep 2015 06:36:02 GMT <![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Thriller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-thriller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/09/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-thriller Date: October 9, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

Tonight's theme: Michael Jackson and Halloween! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-09 2015-10-09 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt Date: October 16, 2015

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs in an authentic period parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Guck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, and others.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 7:00 pm 8:15 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 18, 2015

The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/pumpkin-patch Date: October 18, 2015

Come visit us at the Joe Holzka community garden. Enjoy pumpkins while supplies last, and carve them too! There will be arts and crafts and other community entertainment.

All other community gardens are invited to come and gather to celebrate the season's end. Hope to see you all there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wednesday Night Tours: Haunted Brooklyn Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/wednesday-night-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/wednesday-night-tours Date: October 21, 2015

Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales.

Let Boroughs of the Dead owner and founder Andrea Janes guide you to the frightening sites of dreadful stories that inspire terror in those who pass them after dark.

Purchase tickets here. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55943bde8b108.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 23, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 23, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-haunted-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-haunted-walk Date: October 24, 2015

Deep in the park lies Lookout Hill, the highest point in Prospect Park and home of the Prospect Park Alliance’s Annual Halloween Haunted Walk. Ghouls and goblins lurk behind the trees, ready to provide a silly scare! An adult should accompany young children. Rain or shine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.65790176391601600, -73.97109985351562000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.

Rain Date: October 25.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 24, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Scary Stories With Tammy Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/scary-stories-with-tammy-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/scary-stories-with-tammy-hall Date: October 24, 2015

Make sure you’re sitting next to someone braver than you! Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago. While you’re here make a spooky Halloween cut-out based on a Lefferts family design.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 24, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 24, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 25, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/from-parlor-to-grave-1865-funeral-reenactment-and-graveyard-procession http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/from-parlor-to-grave-1865-funeral-reenactment-and-graveyard-procession Date: October 25, 2015

In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Museum’s double parlor as we recreate the 1865 funeral service of Seabury Tredwell and discuss the funerary customs of 19th century New York City. After the service, mourners follow the coffin to nearby New York City Marble Cemetery – rarely open to the public – for the graveside service and cemetery talk. 19th century mourning attire is encouraged.

VIP tickets include front-row seating, black armbands (and the opportunity to lead the graveyard procession as a pallbearer). Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 28, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 29, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 30, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival Date: October 31, 2015

Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5907, -73.8096 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival Date: October 31, 2015

Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!

The Friends of South Oxford will be hosting the Fall Halloween Festival. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween Date: October 31, 2015

Patriarch Seabury Tredwell has died. His coffin sits in the front parlor surrounded by lilies and flickering candles; black crepe covers the mirrors. Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th-century Gothic literature and true ghost stories as reported by museum visitors of the unsettling and unexplainable.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT