NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:15:23 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[Halloween Extravaganza 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 25, 2014

Join us the Halloween Extravaganza.

There will be a Haunted House by the Boy Scouts, bake tables by the Girl Scouts, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles, and much more.

Wear your costume for a parade and contest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540e5ca53b546.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival.

Make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants. and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3bd32b4464.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/amazing-maize-maze Date: October 25, 2014

Ready to be amaaazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farn has chosen an American flag design for this year's Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d6ec6d8da8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Boo at the Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/boo-at-the-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/boo-at-the-zoo Date: October 25, 2014

Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn and show off your character at the costume parade and dance party. Free with Zoo admission.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6646, -73.9647 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/pumpkin-picking Date: October 25, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: October 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-zumba Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Enjoy the fall season with inflatables, pumpkin picking, free concessions, a family costume contest, crafts, a folk music concert by the Ebony Hillbillies, a Thriller dance competition, trick or treating, and more!

This event is sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards & Friends of Brookville Park. The concert is brought to you by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz & Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.742 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Co-Ed Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/coed-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/coed-basketball-clinic Date: October 25, 2014

It's not just shooting hoops! This high-energy, interactive clinic provides youth with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games. Designed to help young people develop both on and off the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play and sportsmanship. Clinics are held every Saturday from April to October at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Ages 9 to 17. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Recreation programs are supported by the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410983625288.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 25, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[16th Annual Great PUPkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/16th-annual-great-pupkin-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/16th-annual-great-pupkin-festival Date: October 25, 2014

The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m.

If you need inspiration for your dog's costume, here is Jasmin Chang's awesome gallery of photos on the PUPS Flickr stream.

The rain date will be Sunday, October 26th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/24th-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/24th-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade Date: October 25, 2014

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year's parade will be sponsored by Purina Beggin' with contestants competing for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Extravaganza at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-extravaganza-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-extravaganza-at-the-conference-house Date: October 25, 2014

Enjoy bouncy rides, arts and crafts, games, tattoos, photo op’s, magic shows, an aerialist performance, and more. There will be a Toddlers Grumpy Pumpkin Patch for children under 5 years old only, as well as the All American Hot Dog Stand.

Food and drinks will be served all day!

Price details: Haunted Kitchen: $1/entry; Autumn Hayrides: $5/seat

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.503, -74.2517 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432d42b3ad5f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Join a free day of spooky family fun at Crocheron Park. here will be games, costume contests, inflatable rides, a pumpkin patch, and much more.

Please note: This event has been moved to Crocheron Park.

The event is being co-sponsored by Council Member Paul Vallone and Friends of Fort Totten.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville Date: October 25, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Halloween Haunted Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-halloween-haunted-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-halloween-haunted-walk Date: October 25, 2014

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good (and not-so-good) witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to the entrance of Lookout Hill on Center Drive. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings (though it may be frightening for very young children.) Enter the Park at the Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street entrance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6579, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel Date: October 25, 2014

Take a spin on the Haunted Carousel at the Children's Corner. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as we play the classics on the Wurlitzer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Halloween Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-halloween-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-halloween-carnival Date: October 25, 2014

This annual treat on the Nethermead is in the center of the Park and features fun games for children, pony rides, and more! It is just one of the many exciting Halloween activities that will be taking place in Prospect Park this weekend.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-kaiser-park Date: October 25, 2014

Volunteer with the Friends of Kaiser Park to clean the park of trash.

Visitors are also invited to participate in pumpkin painting, making bird feeders, and adopting a tree.

Please come with your own work gloves. All activities are free and will run from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 973-9261

Location: Kaiser Park Parkhouse

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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Railroad Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-railroad-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-railroad-park Date: October 25, 2014

On It's My Park Day, please join Project Petals/Friends of Railroad Park as they clear the pathways in the park. They will also be removing debris from the park and planting bulbs. Volunteers are welcome to join in helping to spruce up the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5965

Location: 174th Place (in Railroad Park)

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Q412 Railroad Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6787, -73.7685 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 25, 2014

Discover spooky creepy crawlers at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse at our Creepy Crawly Halloween. It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl! Spiders and worms are just a few of nature's wonders crawling about at the event. Crafts and experiments!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Harmony For Humanity: Daniel Pearl World Music Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/harmony-for-humanity-daniel-pearl-world-music-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/harmony-for-humanity-daniel-pearl-world-music-days Date: October 25, 2014

Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm our committment to tolerance and humanity.

The Poe Park Visitor Center will participate in memory of Daniel Pearl with performances by Bronx singer/songwriter Robert Rossi and reading of a poem contributed by composer/poet, Shelley Olson. The poem will be read by Lucy Aponte.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/house-tours Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 25, 2014

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bed-Stuy Farm: Brooklyn Rescue Mission Farm & Pantry Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bedstuy-farm-brooklyn-rescue-mission-farm-pantry-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bedstuy-farm-brooklyn-rescue-mission-farm-pantry-fundraiser Date: October 25, 2014

Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center is hosting a garden fundraiser picnic to raise money for their food pantry and urban farm food programs. Help them raise money to feed hungry families for the holidays.

Tickets can be purchased through the website www.brooklynrescuemission.org

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 301-6727

Location: Bed Stuy Farm

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<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: October 25, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 25, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb's MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/greenthumbs-milliontreesnyc-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/greenthumbs-milliontreesnyc-tree-giveaway Date: October 25, 2014

Pick up your free tree! In partnership with local community organizations, New York Restoration Project is giving away trees throughout NYC this fall.

To pick up your free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs.
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained.
  • plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Registration will be posted no earlier than three weeks before a giveaway date. If registration is closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Homeowners and Tenants Garden/Little Green Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.823, -73.9129 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Scary Stories from the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-scary-stories-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-scary-stories-from-the-past Date: October 25, 2014

Get spooked! Lefferts Historic House is spinning wicked tales for kids at Scary Stories from the Past. Make sure you're sitting next to someone braver than you as you listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall shares stories from old Flatbush.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/gallery-tour Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents Pericles, by The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

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

Space is limited. To attend, simply RSVP by calling (718) 816-5558 or emailing Brett.Copp@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6402, -74.1353 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432cf5106c2c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 25, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 25, 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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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[Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house Date: October 25, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Java Street Garden Fall Festival Potluck & BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/java-street-garden-fall-festival-potluck-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/java-street-garden-fall-festival-potluck-bbq Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Java Street Community Garden as they wrap up the season with fun, food, activities for the kids, daffodil plantings, and information about saving seeds.

Costumes encouraged.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Java Street Community Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9588 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: October 25, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-night-sky Date: October 25, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/haunted-lantern-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/haunted-lantern-tours1 Date: October 25, 2014

Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery.

Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 p.m. for guaranteed admittance. Please call the Fort Totten Visitor Center at (718) 352-1769 for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/wheelchair-football-league Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 26, 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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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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/2014/10/26/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/2014/10/26/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 26, 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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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Birds of the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/birds-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/birds-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: October 26, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club on a fall bird migration walk. Have fun looking for winter sparrows, waterfowl, and raptors such as hawks,falcons and the bald eagle!

Binoculars reccomended.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/birding-for-families Date: October 26, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

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

Programs take place every Sunday, September through November (except November 2) rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: October 26, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the Friends of Astoria Heights Park to help clean litter, rake, and plant daffodil bulbs at the entrances of Astoria Heights Playground. Volunteers will also be needed to paint benches and fences near the tennis courts starting at 10 a.m.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves and a paint brush. The Friends of Astoria Heights Park will host a tree guard building workshop and offer free yoga classes.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7604, -73.9118 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54173fa046f39.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Geology and History of Dyckman Street With Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/geology-and-history-of-dyckman-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/geology-and-history-of-dyckman-street Date: October 26, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology and history walk along Dyckman Street, a fault line in Manhattan.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5436d305c3b38.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 26, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tramway Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/on-its-my-park-day-at-tramway-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/on-its-my-park-day-at-tramway-plaza Date: October 26, 2014

On It's My Park Day, come visit Tramway Plaza and watch the volunteer gardening crew demonstrate fun park stewardship. Join local community leaders as they prepare Tramway Plaza for the winter and next spring's growing season.

We'll clean up the flower beds, and plant bulbs!

Park advocates are needed to help raise the public's awareness on the value of our NYC parks year round.

Donuts and coffee will be provided for all volunteers, and after we're done with our chores we'll head to Bloom's Tavern (208 East 58th Street, between Second Avenue and Third Avenue), where proprietor Noel Donovan promises us drink specials and snacks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 813-0030

Location: Tramway Plaza

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M280 Tramway Plaza 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.761, -73.9644 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5436b2e35ae06.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hawks Take Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/family-art-project-hawks-take-flight Date: October 26, 2014

Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery windsock for the autumn breezes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/forest-crew Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: October 26, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean up, and beautification of the park.

Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

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

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B012 Brower Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center Date: October 26, 2014

Please join the Friends of St. John's Recreation Center for It's My Park Day! Volunteers will come together to paint benches and beautify the recreation center. If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Riverdale Bell Tower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/historic-new-york-riverdale-bell-tower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/historic-new-york-riverdale-bell-tower Date: October 26, 2014

What do World War I, a Spanish Bell, a Mexican Monastery, and a general nicknamed "Old Fuss and Feathers" have to do with this quiet corner of the Bronx? Discover the fascinating history of the stately Riverdale Bell Tower on this exclusive Ranger-lead walking tour.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Bell Tower Park

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X110D Bell Tower Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 40.8893, -73.9084 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: October 26, 2014

It has been said that art takes nature as its model.

Our Urban Park Ranger photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment. Just like a traditional scavenger hunt, this guided walk will challenge you to capture through photography a list of natural items and themes along the way.

All photography programs are geared for digital cameras, and you must bring your own camera.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Children's Fall Festival at Queens County Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/childrens-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/childrens-fall-festival Date: October 26, 2014

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-a-likes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, live country music, and the ConEdison Ecology booth. The Haunted House and Amazing Maize Maze will be open as well. This is a popular event, so if crowds aren't your thing we recommend arriving early.

Admission includes Bounces and games for kids, Pig Racing , Halloween characters (photos with characters welcome), Savannah Sky Country Band, ConEdison Ecology booth, and craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for: animal feeding, pony ride, hayride, haunted house (12-4pm), and amazing maize maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/amazing-maize-maze Date: October 26, 2014

Ready to be amaaazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farn has chosen an American flag design for this year's Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d6ec6d8da8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Boo at the Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/boo-at-the-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/boo-at-the-zoo Date: October 26, 2014

Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn and show off your character at the costume parade and dance party. Free with Zoo admission.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6646, -73.9647 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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/2014/10/26/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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/2014/10/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-games Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: October 26, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/pumpkin-picking Date: October 26, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/tide-pools-and-seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/tide-pools-and-seining Date: October 26, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 40.6027, -73.9335 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/smorgasburg Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel Date: October 26, 2014

Take a spin on the Haunted Carousel at the Children's Corner. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as we play the classics on the Wurlitzer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Howl-o-Ween at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/howloween-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/howloween-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 26, 2014

Come with your pet dog, both in costume and enter contest for most original, scariest pet/owner lookalike. First prize is $25 certificate from Fieldston Pets. Registration is $10 donation per dog and $5 each additional dog; proceeds go towards upkeep of the Canine Court playground. For more information or to register, visit www.pawsacrossamerica.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8984, -73.8958 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543e84f563771.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[La Plaza Cultural: Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/la-plaza-cultural-halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/la-plaza-cultural-halloween-party Date: October 26, 2014

Enjoy pumpkin carving, tombstone making, and face painting at this East Village Community Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 26, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foilage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-foilage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/fall-foilage-hike Date: October 26, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the way.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-in-prospect-park-creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-in-prospect-park-creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 26, 2014

Discover spooky creepy crawlers at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse at our Creepy Crawly Halloween. It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl! Spiders and worms are just a few of nature's wonders crawling about at the event. Crafts and experiments!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/house-tours Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Shocktoberfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/shocktoberfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/shocktoberfest Date: October 26, 2014

Join us for Shocktoberfest! Ride on haunted hay rides, visit the pumpkin patch, jump on fun inflatable playgrounds, and enjoy crafts, games, music, and more!

The event is sponsored by Council Member Julissa Ferreras. It's free and open to the public, and all are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7300

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7409, -73.8491 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 26, 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 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Shakespeare in the Square: Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/shakespeare-in-the-square-henry-v http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/shakespeare-in-the-square-henry-v Date: October 26, 2014

Shakespeare in the Square, an NYU Tisch club, presents the second day of performances for their fall production; Henry V. Performances will run for approximately two hours each and will begin at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 1:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Autumn Leaves and Fascinating Fungi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/under-the-microscope-autumn-leaves-and-fascinating-fungi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/under-the-microscope-autumn-leaves-and-fascinating-fungi Date: October 26, 2014

Come see the Greenbelt’s fabulous fall colors, as well as what is decomposing and changing around us.

Take a short walk to collect samples of fine foliage and search for magnificent mushrooms. We then look at the structure, function, and color of leaves under a microscope, and we will examine fungi specimens. We will use chromatography paper to separate out leaf colors.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. The program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Children's Garden Fall Sessions: Vegetable Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions Date: October 26, 2014

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2014).

Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden for more information and to register.

Help us put our vegetable beds to sleep and learn about the seasonal changes! Plant something in the garden as well as something to take home. Take a walk around the Garden to see the changing leaves and make a leaf collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f25be06832d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at King Fisher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/its-my-park-day-at Date: October 26, 2014

Please join the local community in cleaning the trails, perimeter, and around the pond of Kingfisher Pond Park.

Volunteers will also be planting daffodil bulbs around the park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 566-5734

Location: Miles Avenue and Fairfield Street (in King Fisher Park)

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R140 King Fisher Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5626, -74.1533 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 26, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 26, 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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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 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[Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/peace-through-understanding-the-196465-new-york-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/peace-through-understanding-the-196465-new-york-worlds-fair Date: October 26, 2014

Filmmakers Terri Marlowe and Curtis Cates’ documentary, Peace Through Understanding: The 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, interweaves recollections of numerous World’s Fair participants with archival footage, photos, and period music for a behind-the-scenes and historical account of the event. It incorporates three main themes: it is a story of dreams realized and not; it conveys the feeling of a city built and torn down; and it illuminates the small world of peace through understanding which was envisioned but not achieved.

Rather than a stock “day-at-the-fair” movie, the story is told from numerous viewpoints by the men and women who were there and involved at many levels (pavilion owners, operators and employees. representatives of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair Corporation, fairgoers, historians, collectors, and curators). They offer insights not only into the Fair, but into the times in which it occurred. The film incorporates their reminiscences and insights into the historical context of the event, and the site itself, as it evolved from an ash dump to the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair, to the temporary headquarters of the United Nations, to the 1964/65 World’s Fair and then, in 1967, to its current state as a New York City park.

Film by BBQ Productions, 90-minutes.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f620549bd24.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-float http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-parade-and-pumpkin-float Date: October 26, 2014

Join us for Central Park Conservancy’s annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla on Sunday, October 26. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and of course our signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

Schedule of Events:

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Pumpkin Drop Off

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations

Discovery Station Activities

Live Music

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Spooky Stories
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Halloween Parade

6:00 pm Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Due to the limited number of floats and space, pre-carved pumpkins will only be accepted at the two designated drop off locations between 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm or until the flotilla reaches capacity.

Members: pre-register before October, 24 to secure your pumpkin's spot on the flotilla!

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines:

Pumpkins must be pre-carved with top.

Weight: approximately 8 pounds after carved; mini pumpkins will not be accepted. Pumpkins should be no bigger than the size of a soccer ball. Entries should contain no artificial materials, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic. This is to protect the ecological health of the Harlem Meer should your pumpkin decide to go for a swim!

Unfortunately, pumpkins that participate in the flotilla will not be returned.

Free. Open to all ages. For more information, please call 212.860.1370

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54232309c3f1e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/halloween-haunted-house Date: October 26, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[JAZZ: The Music of Our Lifetime! Featuring the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/jazz-the-music-of-our-lifetime-featuring-the-carl-bartlett-jr-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/jazz-the-music-of-our-lifetime-featuring-the-carl-bartlett-jr-quintet Date: October 26, 2014

Listen to internationally- and nationally-acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his Quintet perform America's original art form - jazz, featuring classic standards to creative/modern original tunes from his debut CD, "Hopeful". The concert will also include audience Q&A and a discussion on the elements of jazz that make it brilliant and cathartic music.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4b2dce73dd.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[An Evening of Ghostly Intimations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/an-evening-of-ghostly-intimations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/an-evening-of-ghostly-intimations Date: October 26, 2014

The evening features a screening of Zoe Beloff’s “Shadowland,” A 3D film based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth D’Esperance, a materialization medium who could produce full body apparitions, the haunted photographs Corinne May Botz accompanied by oral ghost stories collected on location at haunted houses across America, and a discussion of "Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism" by Dr. Stanley Burns of The Burns Archive.

Hosted by Paul Moakley, the museums caretaker and curator, who will tell the Alice Austen House ghost stories dating back to the revolutionary war. Refreshments included.

Please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 ext. 10 or info@aliceausten.org. Space is limited.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-26 2014-10-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408d5da70940.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 27, 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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2014-10-27 2014-10-27 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/2014/10/27/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/2014/10/27/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 27, 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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2014-10-27 2014-10-27 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/2014/10/27/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 27, 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 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 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/2014/10/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 27, 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[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/chair-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/chair-yoga1 Date: October 27, 2014

Instructor: Takako Johnson

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 27, 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 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 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[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/27/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 27, 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 2014-10-27 2014-10-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST