NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:39:54 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[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/holiday-train-show Date: December 9, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 9, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 9, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 9, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 9, 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/abs-work-out Date: December 9, 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: December 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: December 9, 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 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/2014/12/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-class Date: December 9, 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 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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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Madison Square Holiday 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/madison-square-holiday-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/madison-square-holiday-2014 Date: December 9, 2014

Join the Madison Square Park Conservancy in celebrating the holidays as they honor over 100 years of holiday tree tradition in Madison Square Park.

The countdown to the illumination of the Tree of Light begins at 5 p.m.

Free activities include horticultural instruction with Gardener Steph and Reading Rangers story time. Holiday treats will be provided by Hill Country Chicken and SD26 Restaurant and Wine Bar. Festive performances provided by Audra Rox and more.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Group Structure and By-Laws 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 Date: December 9, 2014

Is your garden group in need of structure and more organization? This workshop will help you to hone the fundamentals of group structure and basics of by-laws and how to write them so that you have a resource to guide how you work together effectively. While all registered GreenThumb gardens must follow the GreenThumb rules, the by-laws serve as a reference for situations in which there is confusion about how the organization runs or works such as decision-making, membership, etc. All gardens are strongly encouraged to submit by-laws in order to complete their registration and this workshop will serve as an excellent guide for groups in need of assistance getting their by-laws completed. This workshop is being provided in partnership with Citizens Committee for NYC. All gardeners must RSVP in order to attend.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Citizens Committee for New York City

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7042, -74.0082 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 9, 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 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 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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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 10, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/holiday-train-show Date: December 10, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 10, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/body-sculpting Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 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/2014/12/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/sit-aerobics Date: December 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 10, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 10, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 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/2014/12/10/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/dancercise Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/recycletoart Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 10, 2014

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. Supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbons. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and family members. Making wreaths is a fun craft idea for winter decorating and can be a great community garden activity or garden fundraising event.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Creek Watershed Project Community Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/alley-creek-watershed-project-community-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/alley-creek-watershed-project-community-meeting Date: December 10, 2014

Help us create a road map for improving the habitat of the Alley Creek Watershed. This is the third and final meeting in the development process for a watershed plan.

This is an opportunity for the community to hear an overview of the Watershed Plan and learn how community concerns voiced during the public comment period were incorporated. The presentation at this meeting will provide a review of ten strategies and priority recommendations including ecological restoration, stormwater management, community outreach, partnerships, research and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360 1446

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 10, 2014

Children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.

Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545ceb86126c7.jpg Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: December 10, 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 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/2014/12/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 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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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 11, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Expansion Grants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/grow-to-learn-workshop-expansion-grants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/grow-to-learn-workshop-expansion-grants Date: December 11, 2014

These workshops are intended for schools that have already received one or more Mini-Grants from Grow to Learn. Through interactive activities, schools will learn the characteristics of a strong expansion Mini-Grant and tips for how to push your garden to the next level using free resources in NYC.

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building.Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded 5 bonus points towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/holiday-train-show Date: December 11, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 11, 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 11, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 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[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 11, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 11, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of "Evolution of a Criminal" with the Filmmaker]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/arts-culture-fun-evolution-of-a-criminal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/arts-culture-fun-evolution-of-a-criminal Date: December 11, 2014

Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe at the screening of his documentary Evolution of a Criminal. In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

Q & A to follow the screening.

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Available in more than 85 cities nationwide, Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens.

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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5450ef84dd112.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 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/2014/12/11/belly-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/belly-dance Date: December 11, 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d1c092d0ea.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/learn-to-draw Date: December 11, 2014

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[RecYouth Fall/Winter Screening 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/recyouth-fallwinter-screening-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/recyouth-fallwinter-screening-2014 Date: December 11, 2014

Have a creative teen?

Come to RecYouth's Fall/Winter Screening, which is open to the public! The RecYouth program, a FREE multimedia education course, is open to teens ages 14-17. Participants learn video and audio production, photography, and graphic design. The teens learn to use digital tools and professional software to create to make their own movie, song or animation!

At the Screening, you'll be able to check out last session's creative works. You'll also be able to register your teen for the January-April session! Bring your teen if they're interested in testing out some video games!

Interested in going? Please RSVP here. For more information on the RecYouth program, please visit Computer Resource Center's RecYouth page.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5474d9063087b.JPG Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: From Nests to Nets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/from-nests-to-nets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/from-nests-to-nets Date: December 11, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with Audubon NY welcomes artist Rebecca Jewell to display her newest exhibit, From Nests to Nets, which will be on view at the Audubon Center during its public hours through December 20. Enjoy refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres as Jenney Newell of the American Museum of Natural History moderates a conversation with the artist.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546b749ca26ff.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC's Aquatic 'Gentle Giants': An Evening Talk with Paul Sieswerda, Executive Director of Gotham Whale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/nycs-aquatic-gentle-giants-an-evening-talk-with-paul-siewerda-excutive-director-of-gotham-whale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/nycs-aquatic-gentle-giants-an-evening-talk-with-paul-siewerda-excutive-director-of-gotham-whale Date: December 11, 2014

As part of Conference House Park's ongoing program Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology, a thematic series of free nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of the Park and the surrounding environs, Paul Sieswerda, Executive Director of Gotham Whale will give an evening talk and presentation on the increasing number of whales being found off the shores of NYC.

With the waters in and around New York Harbor and the New York 'Bight' becoming cleaner and better able to support more fish and other food sources, these gentle giants are also being drawn to these waters.

Pleae join us for an entertaining and informative evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546667c76fe7c.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: December 11, 2014

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov or Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 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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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 12, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 12, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/holiday-train-show Date: December 12, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/sit-aerobics Date: December 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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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 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/2014/12/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 12, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 12, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/tai-chi1 Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 12, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 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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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/house-tours Date: December 12, 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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 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[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 12, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: December 12, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: December 12, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/fitness-bootcamp Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: December 12, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 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 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: December 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 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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2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/zumba Date: December 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 13, 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.

This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels, and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/health-and-race-walking Date: December 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park Date: December 13, 2014

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

Please note: As of October 27, 2014 this service project is closed. The volunteer recruitment goals has been favorably met. Thank you for supporting the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy. Feel free to visit the advocacy group's website at: www.carlschurzparknyc.org

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 501-1515

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/get-active-hiking1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/get-active-hiking1 Date: December 13, 2014

Wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack on this hike with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 40.8892, -73.8986 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: December 13, 2014

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014. This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden. Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts and mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members. Gardens must update their registration in order
to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance and services. Sessions are conveniently located in all five boroughs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/holiday-train-show Date: December 13, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/tai-chi-chuan Date: December 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461082c03d9e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: December 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Colorful Candles and Winter Berries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries Date: December 13, 2014

Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a source of natural light for any occasion. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610292558f0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 13, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: December 13, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 13, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Signs of the Season Saunter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/signs-of-the-season-saunter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/signs-of-the-season-saunter Date: December 13, 2014

December isn’t as “deep and dark” as some may say.

Search for animal tracks, calling birds, evergreen trees and shrubs, and more as the trails near the Greenbelt Nature Center reveal how merry and bright they can be this holiday season.

This trail walk is at least an hour in length and geared towards ages 6 and up. Carolers and ugly sweaters welcome! Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST