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 02:46:30 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[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 25, 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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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/2014/10/25/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/2014/10/25/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 25, 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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Alley Pond Park (Oakland Ravine)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Across the Street from 222-18 56th Ave (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7529, -73.7593 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online -- registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Raoul Wallenberg Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest1 Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Learn about the background and site preparation work at each park below!

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8858, -73.9187 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-88th-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-88th-street-trees Date: October 25, 2014

Come out and support the West 88th Street Tree Project.

Local volunteers have agreed to take care of their street trees and celebrate progressive civic engagement activities. Volunteers are needed to help plant bulbs and clear weeds in tree pits.

Volunteers should RSVP and bring their own pair of work gloves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 526-0314

Location: 50 West 88th street

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7871, -73.9699 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park Date: October 25, 2014

Join the Friends of Brookville Park as they paint, plant bulbs, and clean the park for It's My Park Day.

Please note: This project was rescheduled from 10/18/14, at the group's discretion.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 776-6341

Location: Brookville Park Field House (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6618, -73.742 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crescent Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-crescent-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-crescent-beach-park Date: October 25, 2014

On It's My Park Day, the Great Kills and Eltingville Civic Association will be partnering with the Natural Resources Protective Association for a beach cleanup. Please come and volunteer to help remove washed up debris from the beach, as well as removing weeds and litter.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 297-4789

Location: Groton Street and Tennyson Drive (in Crescent Beach Park)

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R135 Crescent Beach Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5349, -74.1483 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park Date: October 25, 2014

The Friends of Eibs Pond will be cleaning at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths and planting bulbs around the park.

Please note: Registration for this event is full.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: PS 57 (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6112, -74.0838 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park Date: October 25, 2014

Volunteer with the Marine Park Alliance to help clean, rake, and weed several pocket gardens in Marine Park.

Volunteers are also needed to spread mulch and plant spring bulbs throughout the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 492-5193

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Samuel Seabury Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-samuel-seabury-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-samuel-seabury-playground Date: October 25, 2014

Come visit Samuel Seabury Park and join a growing local friends group. The Friends of Samuel Seabury Park are looking for a few adult volunteers - three or four dedicated gardeners to till the garden beds, plant bulbs, and add mulch. Please confirm today!

Park advocates are needed to help raise the public's consciousness towards our NYC Parks and open spaces. All are welcome!

Please note: Volunteers should register by email at highlandmb4@gmail.com and bring extra work gloves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 831-1167

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7854, -73.9508 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 25, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-exercise Date: October 25, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the membership information page.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Commodore Barry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-commodore-barry-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of Commodore Barry Park, AfroPunk, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify Commodore Barry Park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Park avenue and North Elliot Place (in Commodore Barry Park)

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6963, -73.9774 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/health-and-race-walking Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-betsy-head-park Date: October 25, 2014

Volunteers will come together as a community to care for the horticulture spaces in the park, including planting flowers, weeding, mulching, and general cleanup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Strauss Street and Livonia Avenue (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9142 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-park Date: October 25, 2014

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

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7159, -73.9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dr. Ronald McNair Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Central Brooklyn Lions Club, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day at Dr. Ronald McNair Park!

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6705, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-harmony-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of Harmony Park, Harmony Park Homeowners' Association, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up and beautify Harmony Park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.678, -73.9347 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hunters Point Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park Date: October 25, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean debris and weed the tree beds at Hunter Point Park South. The Hunter Point Park Conservancy will also be hosting a plant identification activity highlighting the unique fauna who call the park home. Please join!

*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: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Lincoln Terrace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-lincoln-terrace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-lincoln-terrace-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join Krown Ieights Phamily and Phriends, Saving Our Streets, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day at Lincoln Terrace Park.

Volunteers will clean up and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6668, -73.9272 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the Richmond Terrace Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-richmond-terrace-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-richmond-terrace-street-trees Date: October 25, 2014

Please join HEALTH for Youths to help clear garbage and weeds from around the tree beds along Richmond Terrace.

Volunteers will also help in planting bulbs and assisting in maintaining the garden in front of the 120 precinct.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6455, -74.0777 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride Children's City Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/learn-to-ride-childrens-city-bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/learn-to-ride-childrens-city-bike-bonanza Date: October 25, 2014

Join NYC Parks for this learn to ride BONANZA! Children are welcome. They can learn how to ride a bike without training wheels! There'll be free bike helmets courtesy of the NYC Department of Transportation, games and crafts from the NYC Parks Play Mobile, and demonstrations offered by the NYPD.

All are welcome! For more information, please call Bike New York at (212) 870-2080.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Turtle Circle (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5736, -74.0853 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[South Brooklyn Children's Garden 3rd Annual Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-3rd-annual-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-3rd-annual-harvest-festival Date: October 25, 2014

The South Brooklyn Children's Garden is celebrating the autumn harvest and the role a farm plays in our food cultivation. As our crops mature during October, autumn crops are ripe and read to eat straight from the garden. There's no better time than now to demonstrate the importance of farm to table eating and for children to learn about our food sources. The neighborhood, schools and children's programs have proven to be fantastic partners and we are excited to celebrate with them.

Harvest Festival activities will include arts and crafts, harvest pie contest with prizes, live music by the Dad Beats, an apple cider press, pedi-cab hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and face-painting.

Food by Dosa Royale, Upstate Rhubarb and The House of Pizza and Calzones Raffle with prizes sponsored by Kidville, Runnin™ Wild Shoes, Farmacy, and more!

Rain date: Sunday, October 26th

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Brooklyn Childrens Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6852, -74.0024 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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[Youth Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/youth-girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/youth-girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 25, 2014

Join the newest addition to Central Park Conservancy's basketball programs: a clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Learn and enhance your game through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 9 to 14. Free and open to players of all abilities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541737fc1f4db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Park Alliance - Run The River 5K 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/randalls-island-park-alliance-run-the-river-5k-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/randalls-island-park-alliance-run-the-river-5k-2014 Date: October 25, 2014

The fifth annual Run the River 5K returns on Saturday, October 25th!

Beginning and ending in iconic Icahn Stadium, the certified 5K course takes runners along Randall’s Island's scenic waterfront pathways, offering breathtaking views of the New York City skyline and the East River.

Runners of all ages and experience (plus their fans!) are invited to come out and participate. Following the 5K, Children's races will take place on the Ichan Stadium track. Stick around for the Post-Race Party with a DJ, family activities, and light snacks!

Proceeds help Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) improve and maintain the Island’s athletic and recreational facilities, restore the Island’s natural areas, and expand free community youth programs.

Prizes include Nike FuelBands, private group runs at Icahn Stadium, tickets to NYC attractions, RIPA hats, water bottles and more!

For more details and to register visit: https://runtheriver2014.karma411.com/

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 830-7775

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540dfef200981.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: October 25, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground Date: October 25, 2014

Visit Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground and enjoy the enthusiasm that develops through Park Stewardship. Park Advocates are needed to help raise the public's consciousness towards our NYC Parks and open spaces.

Please note: Volunteer registration for this project is closed.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 501-1515

Location: Dr Gertrude B Kelly Playground (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7417, -74.002 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/zumba Date: October 25, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-games Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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/2014/10/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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/2014/10/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 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[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[It's My Park Day at St. Johns Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of St. John's and neighbors for It's My Park Day at St. John's Recreation Center!

Volunteers will clean up and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves and a trowel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 467-5574

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Spooky Silhouettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/spooky-silhouettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/spooky-silhouettes Date: October 25, 2014

Create a spooky silhouette wall or window decoration for your own "haunted house" using colored chalk on black paper.

From twisting tree canopies to howling wind and rustling leaves, you can use inspirations from nature and your own imagination to depict a Halloween scene.

This workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Honey Tasting and Honey Harvest Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-honey-tasting-and-honey-harvest-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-honey-tasting-and-honey-harvest-demonstration Date: October 25, 2014

Learn about our special local honey and all about how it's made.

Taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 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 Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail Date: October 25, 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 tree trail. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 25, 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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/esl-class Date: October 25, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -73.9954 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 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[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[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[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[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[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[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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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6822, -73.9269 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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 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[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[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