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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:26:49 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[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 28, 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 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 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/2014/10/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 28, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/gallery-tour Date: October 28, 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,

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 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 28, 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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2014-10-28 2014-10-28 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[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: October 28, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 28, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/28/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: October 28, 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 2014-10-28 2014-10-28 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/2014/10/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 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/2014/10/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 29, 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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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

QUEENS

Astoria Park

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

Cunningham Park

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

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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

Roy Wilkins Park

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

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

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

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

Soundview Park

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

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

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

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

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

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

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

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

John Jay Park

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

Central Park

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

Inwood Hill Park

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

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

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

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

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

South Oxford Park

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

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

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

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

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

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

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/sit-aerobics Date: October 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Coastal Forest Stewardship Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/hurricane-sandy-anniversary-coastal-forest-stewardship-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/hurricane-sandy-anniversary-coastal-forest-stewardship-project Date: October 29, 2014

Commemorate the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by volunteering to create a healthy coastal forest in the Rockaways. In the fall of 2013, volunteers planted 20,000 trees in one day. Visit this new forest and help care for the trees. 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 the corner of Almeda Avenue and Beach 54th Street. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are High School age and above, with a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5 minors. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Almeda Avenue and Beach 54th Street (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5977, -73.7848 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/body-sculpting Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 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[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 29, 2014

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

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-games Date: October 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 29, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: October 29, 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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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/recycletoart Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken BX: Coop Build Workday and Preparing For Winter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/paradise-on-earth-city-chicken-bx-coop-build-workday-and-preparing-for-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/paradise-on-earth-city-chicken-bx-coop-build-workday-and-preparing-for-winter Date: October 29, 2014

Join us in learning how to prepare your coop for winter and get some hands-on experience finishing a coop. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided!

Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Just Food and Bronx Chicks

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: October 29, 2014

Join us in learning how to prepare your coop for winter and get some hands-on experience finishing a coop. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided!

Schedule:

  • 5:00pm – Garden gates open
  • 5:30pm – Workshop begins
  • 6:15-6:30pm – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-10-29 2014-10-29 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[Turtle Cove Golf Academy: Junior Golf Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/turtle-cove-academy-junior-golf-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/turtle-cove-academy-junior-golf-clinic Date: October 29, 2014

The Turtle Cove Golf Academy is accepting applications for the new after school junior golf clinic, every Wednesday in October.

The golf clinic is for boys and girls from ages 9 through 16. The clinic teaches grip, posture, alignment, chipping, pitching, full swing, basic rules, etiquette, and sportsmanship.

Please note: The program costs $99 for five consecutive classes. The program's cost must be paid in full at the time of enrollment in the academy's Pro Shop. There are no makeup dates nor refunds for missed classes. Classes cancelled by instructor due to weather conditions will be rescheduled.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1129

Location: Turtle Cove Golf Academy (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8636, -73.8079 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: October 29, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Documentary on Women in Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-comedy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-comedy Date: October 29, 2014

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries—comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54104efbdd4c6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bowne Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bowne-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/bowne-playground-community-input-meeting Date: October 29, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks, including Bowne Playground. 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: PS 020 John Bowne (in Bowne Playground)

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7581, -73.8232 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544fad003983e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: October 29, 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 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 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/2014/10/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 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[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 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/2014/10/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 30, 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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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/highbridge-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/highbridge-park-invasive-removal Date: October 30, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highbridge Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. Volunteers will be trained in 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 W. 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults, 18 years old 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: 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8305, -73.9404 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: October 30, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

QUEENS

Astoria Park

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

Cunningham Park

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

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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

Roy Wilkins Park

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

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

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

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

Soundview Park

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

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

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

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

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

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

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

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

John Jay Park

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

Central Park

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

Inwood Hill Park

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

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

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

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

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

South Oxford Park

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

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

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

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

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

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

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 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[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/adaptive-track-and-field Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 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[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: October 30, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Intersection of Westchester Avenue and Wheeler Avenue

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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8285, -73.8801 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-games Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 30, 2014

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

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 30, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/blooming-naturalists Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/learn-to-draw Date: October 30, 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/nature-on-the-go Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Fest at Sherman SHRIEK Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park Date: October 30, 2014

Kick off Halloween with family-friendly outdoor activities that are sure to treat, not trick! Explore Sherman Creek Park and stay for a screening of the spooky-fun classic Hocus Pocus at 6:15 at the pond.

From 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., throughout the park, there will be guided hikes through the park, mini-pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, and edible popcorn creations, a pumpkin seed tasting, fun takeaways, and more!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 2:30 pm 7:45 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/animal-encounter Date: October 30, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/garden-crew1 Date: October 30, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[La Plaza Cultural: Spooky Story Time & Pumpkin Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/la-plaza-cultural-spooky-story-time-pumpkin-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/la-plaza-cultural-spooky-story-time-pumpkin-lighting Date: October 30, 2014

Enjoy spooky story time in the witch's gazebo, pumpkin lighting, and hot chocolate at this East Village Community Garden.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville Date: October 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/cemetery-walk-ghost-stories-in-the-double-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/cemetery-walk-ghost-stories-in-the-double-parlors Date: October 30, 2014

Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery at 6:00 p.m. followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group at 7:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is required by email at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-10-30 2014-10-30 6:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Dance at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/halloween-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/halloween-dance Date: October 30, 2014

Adults and seniors, come join us for an evening of dancing, soicialization, light refreshments, and a costume contest!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: October 30, 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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2014-10-30 2014-10-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 31, 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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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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/2014/10/31/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 31, 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 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

QUEENS

Astoria Park

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

Cunningham Park

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

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

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

Roy Wilkins Park

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

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

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

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

Soundview Park

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

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

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

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

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

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

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

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

John Jay Park

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

Central Park

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

Inwood Hill Park

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

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

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

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

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

South Oxford Park

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

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

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

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

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

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

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Audio Poe!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/audio-poe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/audio-poe Date: October 31, 2014

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

Audience talk-back session follows.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/tai-chi1 Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-31 2014-10-31 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/blooming-naturalists Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Marathon Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-marathon-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/central-park-tour-marathon-tour Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: John Purroy Mitchel (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7844, -73.959 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542c063be250c.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/house-tours Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: October 31, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: October 31, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Spectacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-spectacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/halloween-spectacular Date: October 31, 2014

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/nature-on-the-go Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/seasonal-crafts Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 31, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[24th Annual Children's Halloween Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/24th-annual-childrens-halloween-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/31/24th-annual-childrens-halloween-parade Date: October 31, 2014

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

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

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

The event finishes at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue at Waterside Street

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-31 2014-10-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST