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 13:47:36 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[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bird-walk Date: November 8, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 8, 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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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 8, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: November 8, 2014

The Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry.

Volunteers will also be helping to spread wood chips on paths leading to the rock quarries.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Forest Avenue, between Eunice Place and Van Name Avenue (in Graniteville Quarry Park)

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6256, -74.1539 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 8, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/zumba Date: November 8, 2014

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-carl-schurz-park Date: November 8, 2014

On It's My Park Day come visit Carl Schurz Park and consider the advocacy endeavors in this unique NYC park. The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy thrives because of its many wonderful community volunteers.

Please note: This service project is now closed. Thevolunteer recruitment drive was favorably met! For additinal information, please visit the website at www.carlshurzparknyc.org

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: November 8, 2014

Please come out on It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park and help plant daffodil bulbs near the open field. Volunteers will also be raking leaves, doing some mulching, and cleaning up the park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7509, -73.8257 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/health-and-race-walking Date: November 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: November 8, 2014

Did you have trouble keeping your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it’s growing in. We will cover soil health basics. Included in this will be different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of your soil, thereby getting your plants well-nourished and viable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hands and Heart Community Garden

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.6606, -73.8959 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/get-active-hiking Date: November 8, 2014

Get active hiking! Wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack to hike with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

For more information please visit the Friends of VCP's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Woodlawn Train Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 40.8854, -73.8793 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: November 8, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/van-cortlandt-super-hike-vigorous Date: November 8, 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). This challenging eight mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Pre-registration encouraged. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 29th. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Bird Feeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/woodworking-bird-feeder-workshop Date: November 8, 2014

Using basic woodworking tools, assemble a one-of-kind sculptural bird feeder for your garden’s avian friends, with master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone. The finished project can be mounted on a pole or hung from a wire, just in time for winter bird-watching! No carpentry experience required. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration: High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/trail-restoration-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/trail-restoration-high-rock-park Date: November 8, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with invasive plant removal.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring water and a light snack.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP. Dress for the weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 8, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors.

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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/seasonal-explorers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/seasonal-explorers Date: November 8, 2014

Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

This mini-series takes place on Saturday morning sessions, and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one Saturday or all three.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 8, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buildings and Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/family-art-project-buildings-and-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/family-art-project-buildings-and-land Date: November 8, 2014

Consider structures that incorporate nature—including Wave Hill’s Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard and recycled materials to create your own nature-dependent dwelling. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7e2ba9b53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 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/2014/11/08/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/esl-class Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Maker Space: Conference House Park 'Pop-Up']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/staten-island-maker-space-conference-house-park-popup-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/staten-island-maker-space-conference-house-park-popup-edition Date: November 8, 2014

As part of Conference House Park's ongoing program Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology , a thematic series of free nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various elements of the Park, there will be a 'pop-up' edition of Staten Island Maker Space, a non-profit, Staten Island community co-working space for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. Located in historic Stapleton, SI MakerSpace offers classes and memberships for endless creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

This 'pop-up' class will use the Park's waterfront environment for inspiration and creation. Participants will take a beach 'walk and talk' to learn about the Park and use 'found natural objects' to make mobiles and jewelry.

This educational and creative program is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's natural environment. The walk will also highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544ea77a6c334.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival1 Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? 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. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wildlife-weekend Date: November 8, 2014

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes birds-of-prey show, frogs, bugs, and animal show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Willets Point Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/willets-point-walking-tour Date: November 8, 2014

East of Citifield (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewer-less hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point” and build a shopping mall to the west of the stadium.

We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.

Conducted by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian. Sponsored jointly by the City Club (CC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). Potential attendees are asked to preregister with Jack Eichenbaum via email at jaconet@aol.com.

The tour is limited to 35 participants. A waiting list will be kept should pre-registration exceed that number.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willets Point

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7563, -73.8432 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f623501201f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 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[Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/jerry-the-senior-gents-garden-fourth-annual-perennial-plant-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/jerry-the-senior-gents-garden-fourth-annual-perennial-plant-swap Date: November 8, 2014

Please join the Jerry & the Senior Gents Garden for their Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap.

Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others. There will also be a workshop on caring for tree beds and a demo on how to build a PVC hoop house to extend the growing season.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jerry And The Senior Gents

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6723, -73.8881 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza Date: November 8, 2014

Please join the Cadman Plaza Conservancy and community residents for It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza Park!

Volunteers will come together to plant more than 1000 daffodil bulbs in the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Tillary Street Entrance (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6964, -73.9907 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 8, 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 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 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[Edgar Allan Poe Big Read & Writing: Dramatic Irony Fiction Workshop& Book Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/edgar-allan-poe-big-read-writing-dramatic-irony-fiction-workshopbook-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/edgar-allan-poe-big-read-writing-dramatic-irony-fiction-workshopbook-discussion Date: November 8, 2014

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez, discusses dramatic irony, when used as a literary device, leading participants through writing exercises to improve their use of it.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/house-tours Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 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[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wilderness-survival Date: November 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? 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. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. 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) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 40.6299, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Vintage Camera Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/vintage-camera-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/vintage-camera-day Date: November 8, 2014

Vintage Camera Day is a celebration of the history of the camera. In her time, Alice Austen used a glass plate camera, but like many photographers today, she followed the latest trends in camera and lens technology.

This event will feature activities on vintage image-making, talks by artists and photographers, and displays of vintage cameras and equipment. We invite you to bring your own vintage cameras, ranging from glass plate cameras to 1990s Polaroids.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents Pericles, by The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater Date: November 8, 2014

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

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

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

Space is limited. To attend, simply RSVP by calling (212) 860-1380 or emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432cfe91ab5f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 8, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 8, 2014

See the Park's most artfully-designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle. 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 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/gallery-tour Date: November 8, 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:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e86779c606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 8, 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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2014-11-08 2014-11-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Poe in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/poe-in-the-bronx Date: November 8, 2014

Join a keynote lecture by Bronx historian, Dr. GAry Hermalyn, who will speak about Edgar Allan Poe's years spent in what is now the bustling Fordham district.

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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 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/2014/11/08/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 8, 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Harvest Moon Ball Swing Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-harvest-moon-ball-swing-dance Date: November 8, 2014

Celebrate Harlem's most famous dance, the Lindy Hop! Dance to big band music and rhythm & blues classics. There will be swing dance lesson for beginners. Meet Harvest Moon Ball contest champions. Enjoy vintage film clips and light refreshments.

Artwork by Martin French.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 5:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5452873186cb2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 8, 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 nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 6:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Night Sky: The Moon and Taurid Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/night-sky-the-moon-and-taurid-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/08/night-sky-the-moon-and-taurid-meteor-shower Date: November 8, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

The Taurid Meteor Shower produces 5-10 meteors per hour. In between, we will use telescopes to explore the bright Moon.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-08 2014-11-08 7:00 pm 40.8729, -73.919 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 9, 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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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[An Ecology Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/a-walk-through-the-heather-garden-with-leslie-day Date: November 9, 2014

Discover what seeds, berries, and leaves our year-round birds, mammals, and insects feed on now that autumn is here.

Join author and naturalist Leslie Day for a walk through the Heather Garden and Fort Tryon Park to discover the ecological relationships between our plants and animals.

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

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Aliza Holtz)

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5436c41dd13cf.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-birding Date: November 9, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please call (718) 549-3200 x251 for more information.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 9:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e898d42e22.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buildings and Land]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/family-art-project-buildings-and-land http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/family-art-project-buildings-and-land Date: November 9, 2014

Consider structures that incorporate nature—including Wave Hill’s Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard and recycled materials to create your own nature-dependent dwelling. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7e5abe695.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond Date: November 9, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Turtle Pound and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

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.

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54109bb384514.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54174146ccb2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/hatha-yoga Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e80e65a029.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/birding-for-families Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: November 9, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean-up, and beautification of the park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6992

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

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B012 Brower Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: November 9, 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.

Fitness hikes feature less talking and more walking. 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) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/smorgasburg Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/rangers-choice-long-island-city-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/rangers-choice-long-island-city-parks Date: November 9, 2014

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This fall we are featuring some of our Ranger’s favorite experiences. The East River waterfront and Long Island City parks are rich in history, wildlife and scenic views of the city skyline.

This one-way 2.4 mile hike to Hunters Point South highlights little known parks along the way and their features.

Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 29. If registrations exceed program capacity, participants will be chosen through lottery to ensure fairness in the selection process.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park)

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 40.7678, -73.9362 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wildlife-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wildlife-weekend Date: November 9, 2014

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes birds-of-prey show, frogs, bugs, and animal show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/meditation Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7fff8a3b6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Playtime!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/nature-playtime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/nature-playtime Date: November 9, 2014

Join us as we lead special Nature Playtime! Pop-Up Audubon activities at the Zucker Natural Exploration Area.

Nature Playtime! creates fun, safe, and creative ways for your family to explore and play in nature together. Nature Playtime Guides will be facilitating seasonal nature play activities in outdoor locations around Prospect Park and the Prospect Park Zoo. Participating families will receive a Nature Playtime! Park Guide to help inspire more nature play. Let’s get outside together!

What is Nature Playtime? Nature Playtime is a partnership with Prospect Park Zoo, Tinkergarten, and the Prospect Park Alliance. Funding for this program is made possible by Disney Conservation Fund. Visit www.tinkergarten.com to learn more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a9758ecdfe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: November 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Fall Family Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-family-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/fall-family-bird-walk Date: November 9, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk through the gardens and woodlands. Slow down and look up into the skies to find a medley of birds on this kid-friendly walk. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow leads you through the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e856c498c2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/house-tours Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 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[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/wilderness-survival Date: November 9, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? 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. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

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: (212) 772-3751

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 1:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/sioutloud-nea-big-read-to-kill-a-mockingbird http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/sioutloud-nea-big-read-to-kill-a-mockingbird Date: November 9, 2014

Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to explore "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee's beloved novel. Share ideas about this timeless story of Scout and Jem, their father Atticus Finch, their neighbor Boo Radley, and all the residents of the little town of Maycomb.

Weather permitting, we'll also enjoy a short forest walk. We may spot a mockingbird, and kids may find a treasure or two hidden in the trees, just as Boo hid treasures for Scout and Jem.

Suitable for all ages. Registration is recommended. Visit Staten Island OutLOUD for more details.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e81e859873.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 9, 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 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 9, 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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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[History and Highlights of a World's Fair Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair-part-2 Date: November 9, 2014

We are very excited to welcome back World's Fair historian Pierre Montiel for his third lecture at Queens Historical Society.

The lecture will focus on the people of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair held in Flushing, NY. His interest in the Fairs goes back to when he was a 12 year-old boy visiting the 1964 Fair on a weekly basis and fondly remembers the Belgium Waffles.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-09 2014-11-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f624c1829fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:57 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/09/astronomy Date: November 9, 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: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-09 2014-11-09 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 10, 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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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 10, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/monday-movement Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 10, 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: 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 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[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 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[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 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/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics Date: November 10, 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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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Playground 103 Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting Date: November 10, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including East Harlem's Playground 103. 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 River Houses Community Center (in Playground 103 CIII)

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7889, -73.9405 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545bd4b4a513a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: November 10, 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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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 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/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 11, 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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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 11, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 11, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-art Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8278188ae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: November 11, 2014

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST