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, 26 Dec 2014 08:01:10 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: November 13, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 13, 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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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/blooming-naturalists Date: November 13, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/learn-to-draw Date: November 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/nature-on-the-go Date: November 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/animal-encounter Date: November 13, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Think Outside the Box: Bed-Building for School Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/grow-to-learn-workshop-think-outside-the-box-bedbuilding-for-school-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/grow-to-learn-workshop-think-outside-the-box-bedbuilding-for-school-gardens Date: November 13, 2014

Join the Grow to Learn team for a hands-on workshop covering the basic principles behind building raised beds.

Participants will practice using basic power tools and learn tricks and techniques for assembling raised beds. We'll apply these same basic techniques to "outside the box" raised beds, including L-shaped raised beds, double-high raised beds, tiered-raised beds, and beds of unusual dimensions.

Please note: Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building. Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be eligible to request soil, compost, mulch, and lumber from Greenthumb.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 373 / The Brooklyn Transition Center

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.699, -73.945 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[UCC Youth Farm Workshop: How to Make Natural Lip Balm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-how-to-make-natural-lip-balm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-how-to-make-natural-lip-balm Date: November 13, 2014

Make natural lip balms with local wax from Gemma's Brooklyn bees. RSVP required for supplies.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tool Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance Date: November 13, 2014

Bring your pruning tools for cleaning and sharpening at this hands-on workshop. Maintaining your garden tools will extend their lifetime indefinitely, making gardening easier and safer. This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Enter via the Mosholu Gate, across the street from Metro North Botanical Garden Station.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island 'Parks' Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/staten-island-parks-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/staten-island-parks-art Date: November 13, 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 natural elements of the Park and the surrounding environs, on Thursday November 13th, award-winning and acclaimed artist Sarah Yuster will discuss her painting and the varied Staten Island landscapes (and parks) that provide her endless creative inspiration.

Ms. Yuster is a painter known for her urban landscapes and insightful portraits.

Notable clientele, collections include:

• Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery - Nobel laureate Saul Bellow

• National Air & Space Museum - Neil DeGrasse Tyson – astrophysicist

• Harvard University - E.O. Wilson - evolutionary biologist

• Yale University - Coit Liles (Skull and Bones Society)

• Bangkok Royal Family Compound, Thailand - triptych for N. Songkhla

• New Balance Amory Track - Ted Corbitt, Olympian

She‘s also been commisioned by the Wall Street Journal, The NY State Legislature, City University of NY, and the NYC Department of Education among others.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5460c9de6b921.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: November 14, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 14, 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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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 14, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/sit-aerobics Date: November 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/tai-chi1 Date: November 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: November 14, 2014

Travel back in time to the sheepfold and its grazing green, then jump to modern day Park highlights in the vicinity, including a world-famous restaurant, Sheep Meadow, the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms, and the Children's District with its famous Carousel.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff7fcc6df11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: November 14, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 14, 2014

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/house-tours Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/blooming-naturalists Date: November 14, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: November 14, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 14, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/seasonal-crafts Date: November 14, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/nature-on-the-go Date: November 14, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: November 14, 2014

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: November 14, 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 comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 14, 2014

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 14, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/animal-encounter Date: November 14, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 14, 2014

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 14, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 14, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 15, 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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2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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/2014/11/15/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 15, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 15, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 15, 2014

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening Event: Spring Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/volunteer-gardening-event-spring-bulb-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/volunteer-gardening-event-spring-bulb-planting Date: November 15, 2014

Please note: Registration for this event is full. We aren't able to accommodate additional people at this time. Please let us know if you're interested in volunteering in the future by emailing hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org and we'll add you to the volunteers list.

Join us in the gardens and help contribute to next year’s beautiful display of blooming spring flowers. Volunteers are welcome, appreciated and much-needed for this important work. The morning will consist of fun, messy and wonderful gardening!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.7315, -73.9975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/zumba Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[It's My Park Day at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park Date: November 15, 2014

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be clearing washed up debris from the beach, as well as removing weeds and litter.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.54, -74.1432 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/health-and-race-walking Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/chair-exercise Date: November 15, 2014

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

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

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/birding-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/birding-bootcamp Date: November 15, 2014

Can you tell a catbird from a cowbird? New and experienced birders are invited to join expert birder, naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow to discover the many groups of birds that call NYC their home. Through images and a short lecture, Gabriel shares proven techniques to simplify bird identification using visual and audible clues. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e89ceab47d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: November 15, 2014

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/seasonal-explorers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/seasonal-explorers Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves Date: November 15, 2014

Fashion a festive crown from fall leaves and leaf rubbings, toss leaves in the wind and walk through leaf piles. Make artful arrangements of leaves on the lawn and explore the bright colors of fall in leaf prints to carry home.

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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7eb969279.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/holiday-train-show Date: November 15, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory from November 15 through January 19.

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

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays. Visit the New York Botanical Garden for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Leaf Crunch 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-2014 Date: November 15, 2014

Love your neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall! Leaves collected will be composted locally and donated to local greening projects.

Bring your friends and family! Tools and snacks will be provided. Events will occur rain or shine. View a full list of other locations where this event occurs.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 7th, 2014 by emailing nyccompostproject@dsny.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Leaf Crunch 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-20141 Date: November 15, 2014

Love your neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall! Leaves collected will be composted locally and donated to local greening projects.

Bring your friends and family! Tools and snacks will be provided. Events will occur rain or shine. View a full list of other locations where this event occurs.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 7th, 2014 by emailing nyccompostproject@dsny.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Leaf Crunch 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-20142 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/leaf-crunch-20142 Date: November 15, 2014

Love your neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall! Leaves collected will be composted locally and donated to local greening projects.

Bring your friends and family! Tools and snacks will be provided. Events will occur rain or shine. View a full list of other locations where this event occurs.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 7th, 2014 by emailing nyccompostproject@dsny.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7012, -73.8419 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: November 15, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park, NYC Compost Project, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to participate in a composting project at Brower Park, 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) 965-6993

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

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B012 Brower Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: November 15, 2014

Volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/birding-raptor-migration Date: November 15, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)

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B165 Spring Creek Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 40.6524, -73.8668 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foilage Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/fall-foilage-hike-cass-gallagher-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/fall-foilage-hike-cass-gallagher-trail Date: November 15, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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/2014/11/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/esl-class Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 15, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: November 15, 2014

Bring your families and friends on an island adventure as we look for treasure in our 2nd annual Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt!

Learn how to use a map and compass while following clues to unlock the secrets of our island and its many treasures. Come for the treasure—stay to make your own compass, try our map-themed crafts, and enjoy some snacks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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/2014/11/15/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Hands-on History: Designing the Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/handson-history-designing-the-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/handson-history-designing-the-manor Date: November 15, 2014

Learn about the architecture of King Manor, inside and out, and be inspired to design your own house! Hear stories about building and decorating houses using imagination and creativity.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 15, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-11-15 2014-11-15 1:00 pm 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Noir Atmosphere Writing Workshop and Book Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/noir-atmosphere-writing-workshop-book-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/noir-atmosphere-writing-workshop-book-discussion Date: November 15, 2014

Bronx Writers Center Director, Charlie Vazquez, speaks about the history and formation of what has become known as the noir genre and why its dark magic continues to endure.

This workshop will include writing exercises.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lenape Thanksgiving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/rangers-choice-lenape-thanksgiving Date: November 15, 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. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Inwood Hill Park continues to have a vivid connection to the native people of this country. The Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss the culture of the Lenape people. Participants will learn about their daily customs, their knowledge of the forest, and sample forest-sourced food items, which were the staples of a Lenape diet.

Registration is required, and participants will be selected through a lottery. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 5th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/house-tours Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Lecture and Artist Tour: The Power of Natural History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/lecture-and-artist-tour-the-power-of-natural-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/lecture-and-artist-tour-the-power-of-natural-history Date: November 15, 2014

Historian of science Lukas Rieppel will briefly present his research on dinosaur displays in natural history museums as a kind of “mixed media sculpture.” Looking into the history of the American Museum of Natural History, Rieppel has compellingly examined the aesthetic considerations behind natural history display and the social criteria underlying them. He will also lead a panel discussion with three artists from “Recapturing the Scenic Wilds” who share his interests in the artistic capture of nature. Richard Barnes’ camera catches the diorama off-guard, while it’s under repair or in transit. Using real feathers and braided fur, Hugh Hayden makes nature a luxury. Lori Nix’s pictures of miniature displays insert a macabre humor into natural history. Please RSVP at visualarts@wavehill.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/storytime-craft-qbg Date: November 15, 2014

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 15, 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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2014-11-15 2014-11-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Elements of Terror & Suspense Writing Workshop & Book Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/elements-of-terror-suspense-writing-workshop-book-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/elements-of-terror-suspense-writing-workshop-book-discussion Date: November 15, 2014

Bronx Writers Center Director, Charlie Vazquez, leads a group discussion on the differences between the terror and suspense genres and will conduct writing exercises to maximize both styles.

Start time: 2:30 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/astronomy Date: November 15, 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) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 16, 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 2014-11-16 2014-11-16 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/birding Date: November 16, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-16 2014-11-16 10:00 am 40.8672, -73.9289 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/birding-for-families Date: November 16, 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 2014-11-16 2014-11-16 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[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/16/holiday-train-show Date: November 16, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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