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 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:37:19 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 31, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

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Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/sit-aerobics Date: October 31, 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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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Audio Poe!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/audio-poe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/audio-poe Date: October 31, 2014

Come celebrate Halloween with award-winning audio book narrators, Robert Fass and Dion Graham, reading selected Poe stories and poems.

Audience talk-back session follows.

Come dressed as your favorite Poe character. The best costume wins a free audio book!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-games Date: October 31, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 31, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/tai-chi1 Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 31, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 31, 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 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/blooming-naturalists Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Marathon Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-marathon-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-marathon-tour Date: October 31, 2014

See Central Park highlights that will be in the spotlight on race day, from where the runners enter the park to the finish line! Route involves moderate inclines.

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 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: John Purroy Mitchel (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7844, -73.959 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542c063be250c.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/house-tours Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Spectacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-spectacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-spectacular Date: October 31, 2014

West Bronx Recreation Center is having a Halloween festival! Families, come in costume and win the contest! Make arts and crafts. Walk through the spooky haunted house!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/nature-on-the-go Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/seasonal-crafts Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[24th Annual Children's Halloween Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/24th-annual-childrens-halloween-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/24th-annual-childrens-halloween-parade Date: October 31, 2014

NYU and Community Board 2 invite you to join the 24th Annual Children's Halloween Parade, the city's largest free children's event on Halloween Day!

For 23 years, New York University, in collaboration with Community Board 2, has hosted the annual Children's Parade, which has grown to attract over 3,000 costumed kids, parents, students, and local Greenwich Villagers.

Parents and children (ages 3-12) are invited to gather at the Washington Square Arch at 3:00 p.m. and start to line up on the street to march around the park. Circus performers, a brass band, and costumed characters will lead a procession around the square. The parade ends at LaGuardia Place at roughly 4:00 p.m. between Washington Square South and West Third Street, where free trick or treat bags, games, and rides await!

The event finishes at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5436cacec298f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go...]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go Date: October 31, 2014

Enjoy a frightfully fun (yet haunted) Halloween! There will be Halloween arts and crafts, haunted events and games. Come spookily dressed for the costume contest!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue at Waterside Street

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5638, -74.0983 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/animal-encounter Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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[Halloween in Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-in-richmond-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-in-richmond-town Date: October 31, 2014

Trick or treating in the historic village! Tasty treats for costumed kiddies as well as crafts, apple bobbing and games!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[La Plaza Cultural: Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/la-plaza-cultural-halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/la-plaza-cultural-halloween-party Date: October 31, 2014

Enjoy the East Village Insane Asylum magician, fortune telling, Shed of Horrors, a bat cave, and treats at this East Village Community Garden.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[St. James Haunted Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/st-james-haunted-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/st-james-haunted-maze Date: October 31, 2014

Walk through the St. James Recreation Center's haunted house! It's a maze of scary fun, including tons of Halloween activities. There will be face painting, games, pumpkins and apples, a dance contest and much more!

This spooktacular event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fitness-bootcamp Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: October 31, 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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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Haunted Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/hunts-point-haunted-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/hunts-point-haunted-halloween Date: October 31, 2014

Come to the annual Hunts Point Haunted House for the unlucky 13th year! The recreation center is hosting its spooky haunted house again. The building is converted into three floors of fear!

Prepare to be scared at scary decorations, monsters and haunted music. It even extends into the basement!

The event is free and open to the public. It welcomes families, but parents should use their discretion regarding young children.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville Date: October 31, 2014

Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations, costumes, music, lights and kid-friendly candy.

It'll be best for older kids! But all kids are welcome at their parents' discretion. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to spook you there!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Haunted House Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/haunted-house-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/haunted-house-maze Date: October 31, 2014

Prepare to be spooked by zombies and ghosts galore! Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center will transform into a haunted house, with scary decorations, arts and crafts and kid-friendly trick-or-treat candy.

For more information, please call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672 or email Karen.Pedrosa@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bird-walk Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 1, 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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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: November 1, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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[Volunteer Gardening Event: Spring Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/volunteer-gardening-event-spring-bulb-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/volunteer-gardening-event-spring-bulb-planting Date: November 1, 2014

Join us in the gardens and help contribute to next year’s beautiful display of blooming spring flowers. Volunteers are welcome, appreciated and much-needed for this important work. The morning will consist of fun, messy and wonderful gardening.

Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. sharp to be placed with a group. Bring water and gloves (if you have them). Wear comfortable long pants, clothes that can get dirty, sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Volunteers must be older than 10 years old. We’ll finish at 11am.

RSVP by email at hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

Can’t make this event? We’ll also be planting bulbs on November 15!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.7315, -73.9975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/health-and-race-walking Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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[It's My Park Day at Clement Clarke Moore Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-clement-clarke-moore-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-clement-clarke-moore-park Date: November 1, 2014

Support this season's Pumpkin Composting Project and help demonstrate sustainable living habits with local gardeners in Chelsea.

Interested volunteers are asked to RSVP by email to citizengrower@gmail.com, and wear appropriate work attire.

Citizen Grower, The NYC Compost Project, and the Block Associations in Chelsea are teaming up for this year's pumpkin composting event on November 1st at Clement Clark Moore Park. Now in its 3rd year, this sustainability initiative focuses on teaching kids and adults in the neighborhood about the benefits of composting food waste as we smash up the post-Halloween jack o'lanterns and send them to a site to be decomposed and reused as a healthy soil fertilizer.

This will be a fun community event!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 501-1515

Location: Clement Clarke Moore Park

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M257 Clement Clarke Moore Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7466, -74.0043 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at Doughboy Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-doughboy-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-doughboy-plaza Date: November 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the students, staff, and families of Intermediate School 125Q to help clean litter and rake at Doughboy Plaza. Volunteers will also be needed to mulch the dog run. Please join us!

*Please note that this event was rescheduled from 10/4/14 due to weather*

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 937-0320

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.9089 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432c108b85f9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Smash 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/pumpkin-smash-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/pumpkin-smash-2014 Date: November 1, 2014

Bring your fall pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and decorative gourds to the NYC Compost Project pumpkin-smashing celebration.

You smash them and we'll compost them locally. Compost will be used to rebuild NYC's soils.

Refreshments (while supplies last), raffles, and more for participants.

Event will occur rain or shine.

Visit the DSNY website for a list of other places where Pumpkin Smash 2014 occurs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clement Clarke Moore Park

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M257 Clement Clarke Moore Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7466, -74.0043 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Game Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: November 1, 2014

Participants will enjoy arts& crafts as well as games activities, including sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: November 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Plant Jewelry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/family-art-project-plant-jewelry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/family-art-project-plant-jewelry Date: November 1, 2014

Collect intriguing items from the grounds of Wave Hill. Then visiting artist Jessica Lagunas shows us how to turn our found natural wonders into exciting plant jewelry. Save some to glue to a found box, along with fabric or embossed foil, and make a treasure chest to house your prized possession of the season. 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7dce37e8d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Smash 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/pumpkin-smash-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/pumpkin-smash-20141 Date: November 1, 2014

Bring your fall pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and decorative gourds to the NYC Compost Project pumpkin-smashing celebration.

You smash them and we'll compost them locally. Compost will be used to rebuild NYC's soils.

Refreshments (while supplies last), raffles, and more for participants.

Event will occur rain or shine.

Visit the DSNY website for a list of other places where Pumpkin Smash 2014 occurs.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunnyside Greenmarket (in Torsney Playground)

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Q340 Torsney Playground 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7472, -73.921 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: November 1, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean-up, and beautification of the park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art and Nature Portfolio Review]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/art-and-nature-portfolio-review http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/art-and-nature-portfolio-review Date: November 1, 2014

Artists have the opportunity to meet with a curator, gallerist, or critic for a 20-minute session providing feedback on their work or presentation materials. Guest reviewers to be announced.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:30 am 4:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/zumba Date: November 1, 2014

Zumba combines Latin, international and popular music dance with aerobic elements All fitness levels are encouraged to join in and work at their own pace. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wildlife-weekend Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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/2014/11/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/esl-class Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Spirits of the Greenbelt Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/spirits-of-the-greenbelt-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/spirits-of-the-greenbelt-celebration Date: November 1, 2014

Let’s keep celebrating the spirit of Halloween in the natural environment of the Greenbelt Nature Center. Fall foliage, a beaded ghost craft, and treats are all part of the fun.

This program is geared for ages 5-8. Wearing a costume is encouraged, both for the children and the adult chaperones. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/chair-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/chair-zumba Date: November 1, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.

This class is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance Date: November 1, 2014

Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects in Sherman Creek Park.

Learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top–dressing to our garden beds and lawns. Explore the Riley–Levin Children’s Garden Beds and view the start of fall leaf change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/canine-costume-carnival Date: November 1, 2014

Bring your pups and have some fun while enjoying music, raffles, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 1, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk. Route involves moderate inclines and a few 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wilderness-survival Date: November 1, 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 (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/heart-of-the-park-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/heart-of-the-park-central-park Date: November 1, 2014

Enjoy the sights and sounds from the heart of Central Park on this light hike. Let the Urban Park Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of Conservatory Water.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Sylvan Grove Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/historic-new-york-sylvan-grove-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/historic-new-york-sylvan-grove-cemetery Date: November 1, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Dating back to the 18th century, Sylvan Gove Cemetery holds the graves of prominent locals as well as British soldiers from the Revolutionary War. Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period. All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Victory Boulevard and Alberta Avenue (in Sylvan Grove Cemetery)

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R156 Sylvan Grove Cemetery 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 1:00 pm 40.5907, -74.1923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/house-tours Date: November 1, 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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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[Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour Date: November 1, 2014

Cosponsored by the Queens Historical Society and the Voelker Orth Museum, this walking tour of Flushing Cemetery will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there.

Tickets must be bought in advance here.

Rain date will be in Spring 2015. No refunds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Flushing Cemetery

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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7533, -73.8033 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f621e267182.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 1, 2014

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 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 1, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/storytime-craft-qbg Date: November 1, 2014

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 1, 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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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 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[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 1, 2014

Join NYC Parks in Brooklyn for wheelchair basketbal! Compete in wheelchair basketball at Brownsville Recreation Center, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting. Both able-bodied athletes and athletes with disabilities are welcome.

The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[La Plaza Cultural: Day of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/la-plaza-cultural-haloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/la-plaza-cultural-haloween-party Date: November 1, 2014

Enjoy a Day of the Dead dance performance at the East Village Community Garden.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2014-11-01 2014-11-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/01/astronomy Date: November 1, 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. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. 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: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-11-01 2014-11-01 7:00 pm 40.6393, -74.032 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 2, 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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2014-11-02 2014-11-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 2, 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/tcs-new-york-city-marathon1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/tcs-new-york-city-marathon1 Date: November 2, 2014

The marathon route goes through 26.2 miles of New York City and touching all five boroughs before ending in Central Park. Tens of thousands of runners participate. Come out and watch and cheer the runners on.

Check the route.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 8:30 am 40.7723, -73.975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: November 2, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Plant Jewelry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/family-art-project-plant-jewelry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/family-art-project-plant-jewelry Date: November 2, 2014

Collect intriguing items from the grounds of Wave Hill. Then visiting artist Jessica Lagunas shows us how to turn our found natural wonders into exciting plant jewelry. Save some to glue to a found box, along with fabric or embossed foil, and make a treasure chest to house your prized possession of the season. 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7e011d19c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: November 2, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/hatha-yoga Date: November 2, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e80aab2651.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/forest-crew Date: November 2, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[High Rock History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/high-rock-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/high-rock-history-hike Date: November 2, 2014

Go back in time with Greenbelt educators to learn about some of the natural and cultural history of High Rock and the surrounding area during this moderate one-hour hike.

Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy footwear, and bring water. Appropriate for visitors ages 8 and up.

Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/smorgasburg Date: November 2, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Geology: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/staten-island-geology-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/staten-island-geology-conference-house-park-edition Date: November 2, 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 natural elements of the Park, there will be a guided 'geologic dune' walk with Dr. Alan Benimoff, a renowned geologist and Professor of Geology at the College of Staten Island.

Dr. Benimoff will discuss the unique and signature geological features of Conference House Park, including the coastal bluffs and the pockets of 'sugar sand' along the waterfront. He will also highlight the events that gave the Park its current topography.

This educational 'walk and talk' 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8695136e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/wildlife-weekend Date: November 2, 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 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/02/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 2, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-11-02 2014-11-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST