NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:46:01 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Belly Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/belly-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/belly-dance Date: November 6, 2014

Get fit as you learn abdominal and torso movements of belly dance. Bring a kerchief to wrap around your hips. Wear stretch pants

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 6, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: November 6, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 6, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 6, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/blooming-naturalists Date: November 6, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 6, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/learn-to-draw Date: November 6, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/nature-on-the-go Date: November 6, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/animal-encounter Date: November 6, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Considering Robert Moses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/considering-robert-moses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/06/considering-robert-moses Date: November 6, 2014

Join us for a trip back in time, as Joseph Smith assumes the role of the polarizing urban planner and “master builder” Robert Moses.

After hearing from Robert Moses himself, we will hear from a distinguished panel of experts as they discuss the legacy and impact of Robert Moses on the Greenbelt and “Borough of Parks” as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Light refreshments will be served. This program is part of the Arts in the Greenbelt series, sponsored by NY Community Trust.

Registration is required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: November 7, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 7, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 7, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 7, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-07 2014-11-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 7, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/sit-aerobics Date: November 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-11-07 2014-11-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 7, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in Richmond Town and Traditional Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/christmas-in-richmond-town-and-traditional-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/christmas-in-richmond-town-and-traditional-tree-lighting Date: November 7, 2014

Share in the Christmas spirit, embracing Christmas' present and past. Experience nostalgia all through the historic village.

Enjoy baked goods, crafts, raffles, tours, horse & carriage rides, and more.

Santa arrives at noon on a fire engine! Visit with Santa (use your camera for photos) on the 1st floor of the Courthouse. There will be carolers throughout the village and storytelling in the M. Bennett House from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. See the Bell Choir in the Historic Museum from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Horse & carriage ridses are $2 per person (free for kids 2 years old and under).

At 5 p.m., please join in the walk to the Traditional Tree Lighting from the Courthouse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 7, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 7, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/tai-chi1 Date: November 7, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 7, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: November 7, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 7, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/house-tours Date: November 7, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/blooming-naturalists Date: November 7, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whcih improves flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfiortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: November 7, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: November 7, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/nature-on-the-go Date: November 7, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/seasonal-crafts Date: November 7, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 7, 2014

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/animal-encounter Date: November 7, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 7, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-07 2014-11-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/07/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 7, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-11-07 2014-11-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 8, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk Date: November 8, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 8, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 8, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 8, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 8, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 8, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 8, 2014

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/zumba Date: November 8, 2014

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 8, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: November 8, 2014

The Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry.

Volunteers will also be helping to spread wood chips on paths leading to the rock quarries.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Forest Avenue, between Eunice Place and Van Name Avenue (in Graniteville Quarry Park)

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6256, -74.1539 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park Date: November 8, 2014

On It's My Park Day come visit Carl Schurz Park and consider the advocacy endeavors in this unique NYC park. The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy thrives because of its many wonderful community volunteers.

Please note: This service project is now closed. Thevolunteer recruitment drive was favorably met! For additinal information, please visit the website at www.carlshurzparknyc.org

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: November 8, 2014

Please come out on It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park and help plant daffodil bulbs near the open field. Volunteers will also be raking leaves, doing some mulching, and cleaning up the park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7509, -73.8257 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/health-and-race-walking Date: November 8, 2014

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/get-active-hiking Date: November 8, 2014

Get active hiking! Wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack to hike with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

For more information please visit the Friends of VCP's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Woodlawn Train Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 40.8854, -73.8793 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: November 8, 2014

Did you have trouble keeping your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it’s growing in. We will cover soil health basics. Included in this will be different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of your soil, thereby getting your plants well-nourished and viable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hands and Heart Community Garden

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.6606, -73.8959 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Bird Feeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop Date: November 8, 2014

Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends, with master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter bird-watching! No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 8, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This challenging eight mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Pre-registration encouraged. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 29th. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: November 8, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/seasonal-explorers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/seasonal-explorers Date: November 8, 2014

Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

This mini-series takes place on Saturday morning sessions, and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one Saturday or all three.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 8, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance, while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buildings and Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/family-art-project-buildings-and-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/family-art-project-buildings-and-land Date: November 8, 2014

Consider structures that incorporate nature—including Wave Hill’s Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard and recycled materials to create your own nature-dependent dwelling. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7e2ba9b53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 8, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration: High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/trail-restoration-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/trail-restoration-high-rock-park Date: November 8, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with invasive plant removal.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring water and a light snack.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP. Dress for the weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Maker Space: Conference House Park 'Pop-Up']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/staten-island-maker-space-conference-house-park-popup-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/staten-island-maker-space-conference-house-park-popup-edition Date: November 8, 2014

As part of Conference House Park's ongoing program Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology , a thematic series of free nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various elements of the Park, there will be a 'pop-up' edition of Staten Island Maker Space, a non-profit, Staten Island community co-working space for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. Located in historic Stapleton, SI MakerSpace offers classes and memberships for endless creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

This 'pop-up' class will use the Park's waterfront environment for inspiration and creation. Participants will take a beach 'walk and talk' to learn about the Park and use 'found natural objects' to make mobiles and jewelry.

This educational and creative program is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's natural environment. The walk will also highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544ea77a6c334.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wildlife-weekend Date: November 8, 2014

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes birds-of-prey show, frogs, bugs, and animal show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Willets Point Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour Date: November 8, 2014

East of Citifield (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewer-less hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point” and build a shopping mall to the west of the stadium.

We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.

Conducted by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian. Sponsored jointly by the City Club (CC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). Potential attendees are asked to preregister with Jack Eichenbaum via email at jaconet@aol.com.

The tour is limited to 35 participants. A waiting list will be kept should pre-registration exceed that number.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willets Point

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7563, -73.8432 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f623501201f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 8, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 8, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/esl-class Date: November 8, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 8, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 8, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 8, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to our community patchwork quilt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza Date: November 8, 2014

Please join the Cadman Plaza Conservancy and community residents for It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza Park!

Volunteers will come together to plant more than 1000 daffodil bulbs in the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Tillary Street Entrance (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6964, -73.9907 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/jerry-the-senior-gents-garden-fourth-annual-perennial-plant-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/jerry-the-senior-gents-garden-fourth-annual-perennial-plant-swap Date: November 8, 2014

Please join the Jerry & the Senior Gents Garden for their Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap.

Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others. There will also be a workshop on caring for tree beds and a demo on how to build a PVC hoop house to extend the growing season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jerry And The Senior Gents

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6723, -73.8881 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 8, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 8, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/house-tours Date: November 8, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Big Read & Writing: Dramatic Irony Fiction Workshop& Book Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/edgar-allan-poe-big-read-writing-dramatic-irony-fiction-workshopbook-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/edgar-allan-poe-big-read-writing-dramatic-irony-fiction-workshopbook-discussion Date: November 8, 2014

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez, discusses dramatic irony, when used as a literary device, leading participants through writing exercises to improve their use of it.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 40.6299, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/vintage-camera-day Date: November 8, 2014

Vintage Camera Day is a celebration of the history of the camera. In her time, Alice Austen used a glass plate camera, but like many photographers today, she followed the latest trends in camera and lens technology.

This event will feature activities on vintage image-making, talks by artists and photographers, and displays of vintage cameras and equipment. We invite you to bring your own vintage cameras, ranging from glass plate cameras to 1990s Polaroids.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents Pericles, by The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater Date: November 8, 2014

Watch The Public Theater put on a very special performance of Shakespeare's Pericles inside the Recreation Center!

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, was one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in his own time. A tale of riddles, revenge, and perilous adventure, Pericles tells the story of a prince whose life is threatened after he solves the puzzle of a murderous king. Forced to flee across the seas, he embarks on an odyssey that will see him fall in love, lose a daughter, and eventually recover everything he thought he’d lost. Directed by Rob Melrose.

This free performance is part of NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun Series. The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit is putting on the show as part of their long-standing commitment to making Shakespeare accessible to all.

Space is limited. To attend, simply RSVP by calling (212) 860-1380 or emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432cfe91ab5f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 8, 2014

See the Park's most artfully-designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 8, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/gallery-tour Date: November 8, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e86779c606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 8, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Poe in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx Date: November 8, 2014

Join a keynote lecture by Bronx historian, Dr. GAry Hermalyn, who will speak about Edgar Allan Poe's years spent in what is now the bustling Fordham district.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 8, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Harvest Moon Ball Swing Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance Date: November 8, 2014

Celebrate Harlem's most famous dance, the Lindy Hop! Dance to big band music and rhythm & blues classics. There will be swing dance lesson for beginners. Meet Harvest Moon Ball contest champions. Enjoy vintage film clips and light refreshments.

Artwork by Martin French.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 5:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5452873186cb2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 8, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 6:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Night Sky: The Moon and Taurid Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/night-sky-the-moon-and-taurid-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/night-sky-the-moon-and-taurid-meteor-shower Date: November 8, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

The Taurid Meteor Shower produces 5-10 meteors per hour. In between, we will use telescopes to explore the bright Moon.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 7:00 pm 40.8729, -73.919 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 9, 2014

Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Adults 18 and up are welcome to come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday at Bulova Park in Queens. If you've never played wheelchair football before, you're guaranteed to have a fun time!

This league is brought to you by NYC Parks, sponsored by the Wheelchair Sports Federation.

For more information, call (718) 353-7853 or email David.Deas@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 9, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[An Ecology Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day Date: November 9, 2014

Discover what seeds, berries, and leaves our year-round birds, mammals, and insects feed on now that autumn is here.

Join author and naturalist Leslie Day for a walk through the Heather Garden and Fort Tryon Park to discover the ecological relationships between our plants and animals.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Aliza Holtz)

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5436c41dd13cf.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-birding Date: November 9, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please call (718) 549-3200 x251 for more information.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 9:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e898d42e22.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buildings and Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/family-art-project-buildings-and-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/family-art-project-buildings-and-land Date: November 9, 2014

Consider structures that incorporate nature—including Wave Hill’s Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard and recycled materials to create your own nature-dependent dwelling. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7e5abe695.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond Date: November 9, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Turtle Pound and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54109bb384514.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families Date: November 9, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b0bf550ef.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: November 9, 2014

Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green. Central Park Conservancy environmental educators will lead mulching and leaf-raking projects throughout the Park.

Ages 5+. Closed-toe shoes required. Families only; no groups. Space is limited; advance registration required. For more infomation or to register for a session, please visit centralparknyc.org/keepingitgreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54174146ccb2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST