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 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:37:26 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[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: December 20, 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 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d1c092d0ea.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 20, 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 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Winter Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/emergency-preparedness-extreme-winter-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/emergency-preparedness-extreme-winter-weather Date: December 20, 2014

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.

This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 20, 2014

History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Central Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 20, 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 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 20, 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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2014-12-20 2014-12-20 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/2014/12/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 20, 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 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 20, 2014

Join NYC Parks in Brooklyn for wheelchair basketbal! Compete in wheelchair basketball at Brownsville Recreation Center, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting. Both able-bodied athletes and athletes with disabilities are welcome.

The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-night-hike Date: December 20, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Owls, deer, coyotes and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 10th.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 5:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/astronomy Date: December 20, 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.

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: (212) 772-3751

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 6:00 pm 40.7825, -73.9657 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting Date: December 20, 2014

Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-12-20 2014-12-20 7:00 pm 40.6743, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/20/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah Date: December 20, 2014

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Friday's lighting starts at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30 p.m., when the Sabbath ends.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2014-12-20 2014-12-20 8:30 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 21, 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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2014-12-21 2014-12-21 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/2014/12/21/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/holiday-train-show Date: December 21, 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 Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-21 2014-12-21 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/hatha-yoga Date: December 21, 2014

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath and mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors, and last for an hour and a quarter. 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 in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546106fddea54.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes Date: December 21, 2014

Choose from live evergreen boughs and their wonderful scents and textures to create a winter wonderland snow-globe box. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snowy shapes and natural objects, such as cones, dried herbs and spices.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610336a32ab.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous Date: December 21, 2014

On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom. Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera.

Pre-registration is encouraged. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process. To register please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 10th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/meditation Date: December 21, 2014

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546107d927581.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 21, 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 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/historic-new-york-monuments-of-prospect-park Date: December 21, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

The Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period. All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 1:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/animal-tracks Date: December 21, 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 teach you the basics about wildlife tracking. By the end you will be skilled in recognizing differences between raccoon and common housecat tracks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 21, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610a4b6af6e.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 21, 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 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d18e90c0e8.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Science behind the Solstice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/the-science-behind-the-solstice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/the-science-behind-the-solstice Date: December 21, 2014

Learn myths and legends surrounding the season’s shortest day, as well as the science behind the shorter days and the snow to come.

Join us for a short hike along the nature center trail in search of seasonal changes, then cozy up by the fireplace to a cup of hot cocoa or tea.

This program is geared for ages 10 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 21, 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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2014-12-21 2014-12-21 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[Winter Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/winter-solstice-celebration Date: December 21, 2014

Enjoy hearthside stories, hot cider, and a candle light walk on the Putnam Trail with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 4:00 pm 40.8888, -73.8925 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Make Music Winter: Wheels by Nissim Schaul]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/make-music-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/make-music-winter Date: December 21, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Make Music New York for Wheels by Nissim Schaul.

Wheels gathers the city’s seasoned and casual cyclists to perform a new piece for bicycle bells by composer Nissim Schaul.

Using technology developed by Merche Blasco, and taking advantage of the loops in southern Prospect Park’s bike paths, riders will travel in groups through Prospect Park, following a score transmitted from the lead bike via a special helmet pre-programmed with lights that cue bicycle bells of different pitches. The groups will come together and split up, performing music that is at once stand-alone and complementary, creating concentric circles of sound and echo.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546b77e2e32ef.jpg Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah Date: December 21, 2014

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Friday's lighting starts at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30 p.m., when the Sabbath ends.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2014-12-21 2014-12-21 6:00 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/21/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting Date: December 21, 2014

Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

Friday's lighting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-21 2014-12-21 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 22, 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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2014-12-22 2014-12-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 22, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/holiday-train-show Date: December 22, 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 Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-22 2014-12-22 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 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/2014/12/22/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/monday-movement Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 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[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: December 22, 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 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/sit-aerobics Date: December 22, 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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2014-12-22 2014-12-22 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting Date: December 22, 2014

Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

Friday's lighting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-22 2014-12-22 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah Date: December 22, 2014

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Friday's lighting starts at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30 p.m., when the Sabbath ends.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2014-12-22 2014-12-22 6:00 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/22/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: December 22, 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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2014-12-22 2014-12-22 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 23, 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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2014-12-23 2014-12-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 23, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/holiday-train-show Date: December 23, 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 Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-23 2014-12-23 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/le-petit-art Date: December 23, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/abs-work-out Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 23, 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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2014-12-23 2014-12-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/meditation-class Date: December 23, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 23, 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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2014-12-23 2014-12-23 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[Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah Date: December 23, 2014

Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Friday's lighting starts at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30 p.m., when the Sabbath ends.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2014-12-23 2014-12-23 6:00 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/brooklyns-largest-menorah-lighting Date: December 23, 2014

Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.

Friday's lighting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and Saturday's lighting takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/23/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 23, 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 2014-12-23 2014-12-23 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/2014/12/24/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 24, 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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2014-12-24 2014-12-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 24, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/body-sculpting Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 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/2014/12/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/sit-aerobics Date: December 24, 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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2014-12-24 2014-12-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/le-carrousel Date: December 24, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/holiday-train-show Date: December 24, 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 Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-24 2014-12-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 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/2014/12/24/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/recycletoart Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Eve Caroling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/christmas-eve-caroling-at-washington-arch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/christmas-eve-caroling-at-washington-arch Date: December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.

The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and the revelers from all over the city will gather to sing out the familiar tunes.

The words are in the songbooks distributed compliments of the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 24, 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 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/24/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: December 24, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-12-24 2014-12-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 25, 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 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-25 2014-12-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 25, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 25, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 25, 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 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/belly-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/belly-dance Date: December 25, 2014

Get fit as you learn abdominal and torso movements of belly dance. Bring a kerchief to wrap around your hips. Wear stretch pants

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/le-carrousel Date: December 25, 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: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 25, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/learn-to-draw Date: December 25, 2014

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 25, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-25 2014-12-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 26, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-26 2014-12-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 26, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 26, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/holiday-train-show Date: December 26, 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 Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-26 2014-12-26 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/sit-aerobics Date: December 26, 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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2014-12-26 2014-12-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/tai-chi1 Date: December 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST