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, 21 Nov 2014 16:37:00 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[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 28, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 28, 2013

See the best quilts of NYC at this annual exhibit.

This year’s exhibit features 23 eclectic quilts on loan from a group show that was curated by The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Members of the Guild used the theme of “reflections” to inspire their original creations, which range from traditional to contemporary and beyond.

In partnership with Lefferts Historic House and the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/wilderness-survival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/wilderness-survival1 Date: December 28, 2013

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?

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. 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.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. 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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc6bfb68430.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 28, 2013

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: December 28, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/astronomy1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/28/astronomy1 Date: December 28, 2013

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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-12-28 2013-12-28 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 29, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 29, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-29 2013-12-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 29, 2013

See the best quilts of NYC at this annual exhibit.

This year’s exhibit features 23 eclectic quilts on loan from a group show that was curated by The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Members of the Guild used the theme of “reflections” to inspire their original creations, which range from traditional to contemporary and beyond.

In partnership with Lefferts Historic House and the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/nature-photography Date: December 29, 2013

It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries.

Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera, DSLR preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Exploration: Seal Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/wildlife-exploration-seal-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/wildlife-exploration-seal-watch Date: December 29, 2013

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 and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-3466

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 2:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: December 29, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 30, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-30 2013-12-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/wreath-interpretations Date: December 30, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2013-12-30 2013-12-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 30, 2013

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-30 2013-12-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/30/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: December 30, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 our 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 2013-12-30 2013-12-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 31, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/wreath-interpretations Date: December 31, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 31, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-31 2013-12-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 31, 2013

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: December 31, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

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 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Fireworks and NYRR Midnight Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/central-park-fireworks-and-nyrr-midnight-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/central-park-fireworks-and-nyrr-midnight-run Date: December 31, 2013

Kick off the new year at the Midnight Run presented by Emerald Nuts.

Countdown the celebration with live music, dancing, fireworks and a costume parade and contest.

The 4-mile unscored run with New York Road Runners begins at the stroke of midnight when the fireworks display blasts in the sky.

Fireworks display last for 15 minutes. Grab some free snacks from Emerald Nuts!

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 10:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks1 Date: December 31, 2013

Start the celebrations off around 11 p.m. with entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza. We can’t help you keep your resolutions, but we can get you off to a dazzling start! Best locations for viewing the fireworks include: anywhere in Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

New Year’s fireworks and festivities are sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-31 2013-12-31 11:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52865f3b30624.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 1, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: January 1, 2014

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-01-01 2014-01-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: January 1, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: January 1, 2014

This Fitness Interval & Strength Training (F.I.S.T.) class is a full body workout that focuses on core movements, strength and cardio training. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Discover Evergreens at Parks with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/whats-still-green-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/whats-still-green-with-julia-attaway Date: January 1, 2014

Search for evergreens and learn how to identify them.

This children's naturalist program takes place in Fort Tryon Park with educator Julia Attaway. This workshop is best for kids ages 4-7, and will explore the green trees in the park and question why they stay green in the winter.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 x300

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Day Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/new-years-day-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/01/new-years-day-open-house Date: January 1, 2014

‘Come calling’ on New Year’s Day for old-fashioned refreshments, tours of the house and neighborhood, readings about 19th-century New Year’s celebrations — and a raffle drawing.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 2, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-01-02 2014-01-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/wreath-interpretations Date: January 2, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2014-01-02 2014-01-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/shape-up-nyc-stretching-and-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/shape-up-nyc-stretching-and-toning Date: January 2, 2014

Exercises for the whole body incorporating light resistance bands.

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 2014-01-02 2014-01-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: January 2, 2014

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-01-02 2014-01-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: January 2, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-01-02 2014-01-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/02/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: January 2, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

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 2014-01-02 2014-01-02 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 3, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/wreath-interpretations Date: January 3, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: January 3, 2014

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-01-03 2014-01-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: January 3, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/tai-chi Date: January 3, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movements, and breathing techniques.

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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 3, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: January 3, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/writing-workshop Date: January 3, 2014

Work on your short-story fiction and non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scenes. Use timed writing exercises to flush out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: January 3, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is 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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/seasonal-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/03/seasonal-crafts1 Date: January 3, 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 2014-01-03 2014-01-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/coffee-bark Date: January 4, 2014

Bring your pups to Prospect Park for treats and great company.

FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners as well as provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Event wil take place rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277d75615804.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 4, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: January 4, 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 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners Date: January 4, 2014

Beginners will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, including the names of stitches and abbreviations. Learn to read patterns and how to choose the right needles and yarn.

Participants will make sample swatches and then progress to making a scarf or pot holder to take home. (Ages 10-Adult)

Bring your own supplies.

Knitting: worsted yarn and #8 needles.

Crocheting: worsted yarn and H crochet hook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: January 4, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: January 4, 2014

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-01-04 2014-01-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: January 4, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: January 4, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/birding-owls Date: January 4, 2014

Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Owls are illusive, but winter is one of the best times of year to search for these birds of prey.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/paper-making Date: January 4, 2014

Nancy Benignus will demonstrate paper making. Participants will then be able to use handmade paper and heavy cardstock to create a collage.

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 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: January 4, 2014

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 our 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 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: January 4, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Downton Abbey Tea Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/downton-abbey-tea-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/downton-abbey-tea-party Date: January 4, 2014

Calling all Downton Abbey enthusiasts to join us! Morris-Jumel Mansion in collaboration with The Tea Consortium will be hosting a Downton Abbey Lite Tea event. The fun festivities will include a tea, delightful period-inspired treats, Downton Abbey trivia and a recap viewing of the last season 3 episode. Period attire suggested. Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

Space is limited so pre-paid advanced registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9e285dd1dd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/tavern-concerts Date: January 4, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 5, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-01-05 2014-01-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST