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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:07:48 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[Poe in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx Date: November 8, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Harvest Moon Ball Swing Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance Date: November 8, 2014

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

Artwork by Martin French.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[An Ecology Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

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

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Aliza Holtz)

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54109bb384514.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/hatha-yoga Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e80e65a029.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54174146ccb2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b0bf550ef.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: November 9, 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) 965-6992

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

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B012 Brower Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: November 9, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

Fitness hikes feature less talking and more walking. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/smorgasburg Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/rangers-choice-long-island-city-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/rangers-choice-long-island-city-parks Date: November 9, 2014

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This fall we are featuring some of our Ranger’s favorite experiences. The East River waterfront and Long Island City parks are rich in history, wildlife and scenic views of the city skyline.

This one-way 2.4 mile hike to Hunters Point South highlights little known parks along the way and their features.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park)

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 40.7678, -73.9362 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wildlife-weekend Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/meditation Date: November 9, 2014

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7fff8a3b6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Playtime!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/nature-playtime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/nature-playtime Date: November 9, 2014

Join us as we lead special Nature Playtime! Pop-Up Audubon activities at the Zucker Natural Exploration Area.

Nature Playtime! creates fun, safe, and creative ways for your family to explore and play in nature together. Nature Playtime Guides will be facilitating seasonal nature play activities in outdoor locations around Prospect Park and the Prospect Park Zoo. Participating families will receive a Nature Playtime! Park Guide to help inspire more nature play. Let’s get outside together!

What is Nature Playtime? Nature Playtime is a partnership with Prospect Park Zoo, Tinkergarten, and the Prospect Park Alliance. Funding for this program is made possible by Disney Conservation Fund. Visit www.tinkergarten.com to learn more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a9758ecdfe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: November 9, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Family Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-family-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-family-bird-walk Date: November 9, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk through the gardens and woodlands. Slow down and look up into the skies to find a medley of birds on this kid-friendly walk. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow leads you through the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e856c498c2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/house-tours Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wilderness-survival Date: November 9, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 1:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/sioutloud-nea-big-read-to-kill-a-mockingbird http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/sioutloud-nea-big-read-to-kill-a-mockingbird Date: November 9, 2014

Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to explore "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee's beloved novel. Share ideas about this timeless story of Scout and Jem, their father Atticus Finch, their neighbor Boo Radley, and all the residents of the little town of Maycomb.

Weather permitting, we'll also enjoy a short forest walk. We may spot a mockingbird, and kids may find a treasure or two hidden in the trees, just as Boo hid treasures for Scout and Jem.

Suitable for all ages. Registration is recommended. Visit Staten Island OutLOUD for more details.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 9, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e81e859873.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 9, 2014

History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Central Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 9, 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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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[History and Highlights of a World's Fair Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 Date: November 9, 2014

We are very excited to welcome back World's Fair historian Pierre Montiel for his third lecture at Queens Historical Society.

The lecture will focus on the people of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair held in Flushing, NY. His interest in the Fairs goes back to when he was a 12 year-old boy visiting the 1964 Fair on a weekly basis and fondly remembers the Belgium Waffles.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f624c1829fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:57 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/astronomy Date: November 9, 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: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 10, 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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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/monday-movement Date: November 10, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 10, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: November 10, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which 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.

Preregistration with Parks Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information, visit the Adapted Aquatics page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics Date: November 10, 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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Playground 103 Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting Date: November 10, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including East Harlem's Playground 103. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Houses Community Center (in Playground 103 CIII)

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7889, -73.9405 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545bd4b4a513a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: November 10, 2014

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 11, 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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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 11, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-art Date: November 11, 2014

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 11, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8278188ae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 11, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: November 11, 2014

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. The route involves a few 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/abs-work-out Date: November 11, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/soldiers-and-sailors-monument-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/soldiers-and-sailors-monument-open-house Date: November 11, 2014

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

The monument's cornerstone was laid by New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt in 1899, and was officially dedicated in 1902.

During open hours, stop by to take a peek inside this historic monument and commemorate the Union Soldiers and Sailors lost during the Civil War, and honor any veterans in your own circle of friends.

Short guided tours of the plaza and monument will be given at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 11, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/meditation-class Date: November 11, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: November 11, 2014

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail and see how Central Park Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes.

This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1067

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541744392f812.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/gallery-tour Date: November 11, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e86a0b68ae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 11, 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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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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[Stage Performance of The Little Flower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/stage-performance-of-the-little-flower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/stage-performance-of-the-little-flower Date: November 11, 2014

Bartow-Pell is proud to co-sponsor with the Pelham Picture House this one-man show by Tony Lo Bianco about Mayor Fiorello La Guardia during his last days in office in 1945. La Guardia used Bartow-Pell as his “summer city hall” in 1936. Mr. Lo Bianco has been involved in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances either acting or as a writer, director or producer. The Picture House (1921) is the oldest continuously running movie theater in Westchester County. Tickets $30; available at thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 11, 2014

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 12, 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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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/hunts-point-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/hunts-point-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up Date: November 12, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Garrison to help care for and clean up a newly planted forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Technical Leader at Edgewater Road and Garrison Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are high school age and above. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Garrison Avenue and Edgewater Road

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8213, -73.8847 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/body-sculpting Date: November 12, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/sit-aerobics Date: November 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 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[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/dancercise Date: November 12, 2014

Get in shape with dance moves using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 12, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/recycletoart Date: November 12, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Piers Park Ribbon Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bush-terminal-piers-park-ribbon-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bush-terminal-piers-park-ribbon-cutting Date: November 12, 2014

Come celebrate the formal opening of Sunset Park's new recreation area, Bush Terminal Piers Park.

A recreational destination in the industrial section of Sunset Park, Bush Terminal Piers Park is a lovely waterfront park with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This site, once a port complex was cleaned up and opened as a public park in early November. Visitors to the park can enter at 43rd Street and 1st Avenue, and walk along the waterfront esplanade and past the tidal ponds and restored wetlands. Visitors will find two multi-purpose soccer and baseball fields as well as an open lawn area featuring impressive views.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 2:00 pm 40.6537, -74.0189 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545ba2b815fa2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Park Jam for Peace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fall-park-jam-for-peace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fall-park-jam-for-peace Date: November 12, 2014

Please join El Puente, the Friends of Hope Ballfield, and community members for a celebration where hip-hop artists will facilitate dance tutorials for the community and a break dance battle.

This sustainability event promotes the themes of strengthening community and health by promoting non-violence and positive activities in our local park while engaging participants in dance as a viable form of exercise.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 387-0404

Location: Hope Ballfield Community Space (in Hope Ballfield)

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B429 Hope Ballfield 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.697, -73.9171 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: November 12, 2014

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

Please bring a photo ID to be admitted into the building.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Ranaqua Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/ranaqua-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/ranaqua-park-community-input-meeting Date: November 12, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including Mott Haven's Ranaqua Park. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mott Haven Academy Charter School (in Ranaqua Park)

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X272 Ranaqua Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8063, -73.9209 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 12, 2014

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: November 12, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Reusable Art Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making Date: November 12, 2014

Join artists from Materials for the Arts for an art making workshop for adults.

Experiment with the many ways the reusable materials around us can be repurposed into fantastic art pieces. Learn various techniques in making sculptures from materials such as wire, plastic, buttons, paper scraps, and much more.

MFTA is donating all the found objects and supplies for your art project. You'll get to take home your sculpture! No experience is necessary.

Materials for the Arts, a unit of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, is NYC’s premier reuse facility, offering thousands of pounds of reusable materials as art supplies to the city’s Public Artists. The MFTA Gallery hosts exhibits of artwork made from repurposed materials and MFTA offers workshops to thousands of students, teachers, and community members of NYC.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Recreation Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542ec13d16244.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 13, 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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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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/2014/11/13/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 13, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[New York City Procurement Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/new-york-city-procurement-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/new-york-city-procurement-fair Date: November 13, 2014

Join NYC Parks at the upcoming 8th annual New York City Procurement Fair. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow contractors, NYC Parks, and other New York City government agencies.

This year, the Parks Department will be have an “Opportunity Room” where MWBE’s will have one-on-one meetings with a General Contractor to discuss their respective capabilities and how they may possibly work together on future projects. These are General Contractors who have recently been awarded contracts and are looking for MWBE's to meet their goals. Areas of interest are: concrete; asphalt, electricians, HVAC, plumbing, trucking, landscapers, fencing and photographer.

The Opportunity Rooms begin at 11:00 a.m. Please come to the Parks table to sign up.

For any questions regarding this event, please email MWBE.Capital@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: BNY Mellon

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7143, -74.0123 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: November 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 13, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/belly-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/belly-dance Date: November 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST