NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:54:45 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[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/esl-class Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/house-tours Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Hunter Island Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/hunter-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/hunter-island-hike-moderate Date: November 29, 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.

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) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 29, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fall-foliage-hike Date: November 29, 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 amazing trees found in New York City.

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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration Date: November 29, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!

QHS' Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Eve Bunting’s book, One Green Apple, followed by a discussion and activity.

This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540092c4d58ba.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/gallery-tour Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8743b62d0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 29, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy Date: November 29, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. 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) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 6:00 pm 40.5173, -74.1905 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 30, 2014

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f8795d7d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/hatha-yoga Date: November 30, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e818506348.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b0bf550ef.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-and-craft-fair Date: November 30, 2014

Buy locally and support your community! Local artists and crafts people will exhibit their work available for sale.

Vendors offer one of a kind jewelry, hand-made American doll clothing, personalize greeting cards, and baked goods. Get out of the hibernation mode and come visit a Victorian cottage filled with something for everyone!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderator Date: November 30, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/meditation Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e807c8836d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Living Through Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-culture-fun-living-through-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-culture-fun-living-through-movement Date: November 30, 2014

Living Through Movement is an intergenerational modern dance compan whose focus is to bring the art of dance to the community.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 30, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills Date: November 30, 2014

Learn about modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 30, 2014

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available onsite for purchase by 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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8351568cf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 30, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 30, 2014

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 5:00 pm 40.7942, -73.9628 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 1, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 1, 2014

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: December 1, 2014

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Fifteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side holiday tree in Dante Park.

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7718, -73.9826 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/nyu-mobility-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/nyu-mobility-clinic1 Date: December 1, 2014

New York University has partnered with Recreation Center 54 in hosting its Amputee Mobility Clinic. Held every other Monday, this program is part of NYU's Amputee Support Program.

All participants must pre-register with NYU and become a member of the recreation center. To become a member, please visit the Recreation Center membership information page.

Start time: 7:15 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 7:15 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 2, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 2, 2014

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: DIY Block Printing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop Date: December 2, 2014

Join us for a DIY block printing and stamp making workshop with the Art Students League’s Daniel Colon. Handmade stamps are great for block printing customized wrapping paper, gift tags, fabric totes, clothing, prints and more. At this workshop, we’ll draw inspiration from the repeating patterns found in the natural world – vines, leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and more – to carve our own stamps out of soft rubber blocks. We’ll conceptualize, design, cut, and test out our stamps on recycled and handmade paper, and you’ll take home your newly created stamp so you can create more prints at home. We’ll provide all the materials needed to create your handmade stamps and several prints on paper. If you
have special paper, cards, or other flat printable materials, feel free to bring them to the workshop to try out.

Daniel Colon is a multi-talented visual artist with experience in both commercial and fine art. Daniel studied at The Art Students League and Hunter College and is a recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant. His master of traditional mediums and the human form lend his work an incredible sense of quality and craft, capable of conveying a wide array of visual concepts.

This event is in partnership with the Art Students League: Seeds of the League

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdd4fa1e7d.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[DIY Block Printing Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/diy-block-printing-workshopadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/diy-block-printing-workshopadults Date: December 2, 2014

Join us for a DIY blcok printing and stamp-making workshop with Art Students League's Daniel Colon. Handmade stamps are great for block printing customized wrapping paper, gift tags, fabric totes, clothing, prints and more.

This event is in partnership with the Art Students League: Seeds of the League and is free and open to the public

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547a30c9d68eb.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 2, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/rock-your-seat Date: December 2, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

This program requires Recreation Center membership. Please visit the Membership Information page to find out more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 2, 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 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 2, 2014

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 2, 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 is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out Date: December 2, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class Date: December 2, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: December 2, 2014

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

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 2, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Seabury Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/seabury-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/seabury-park-community-input-meeting Date: December 2, 2014

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

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East Bronx Academy for the Future (in Seabury Park)

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X282 Seabury Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8368, -73.8877 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Winter Village Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/winter-village-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/winter-village-tree-lighting Date: December 2, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for the 9th annual Tree Lighting Show at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park!

Enjoy caroling, a light show throughout the park, skating performances, a special appearance from Santa, and more!

The park's 50-foot Norway Spruce will be decorated in over 30,000 white and red LED lights and 3,500 starbursts, balls, snowflakes, and icicle ornaments in wintry silver, pearly white, and iridescent red and blue.

Please note: Public skating is unavailable between 1:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. However, the skating pavilion will be open during the tree lighting. Public skating resumes at 7 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 6:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9833 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547c9070c78a3.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting in Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park Date: December 2, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Bay Ridge, Brooklyn comes together to welcome the Christmas Tree Lighting in Owls Head Park. Rain date Dec 3. Please check back for further updates.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:00 pm 40.6393, -74.032 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546505a5e8a87.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 3, 2014

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting Date: December 3, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 3, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 3, 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 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/dancercise Date: December 3, 2014

Get in shape with dance moves using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 3, 2014

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Van Alst Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/van-alst-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/van-alst-playground-community-input-meeting Date: December 3, 2014

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

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 171 Peter G Van Alst (in Van Alst Playground)

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Q321 Van Alst Playground 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7711, -73.9289 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Reusable Art Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making Date: December 3, 2014

Join artists from Materials for the Arts for an art making workshop for adults. Experiment with the many ways the reusable materials around us can be repurposed into fantastic art pieces and holiday gifts.

Learn various techniques in making sculptures from materials such as wire, plastic, buttons, paper scraps, and much more. MFTA is donating all the found objects and supplies for your art project. You'll get to take home your sculpture! No experience is necessary.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: ARROW Field House

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7558, -73.9263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542ec13d16244.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST