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 04:38:44 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 27, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: November 27, 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 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 27, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. 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).

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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d713f24b7d6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: November 27, 2013

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 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 27, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

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 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[World's Largest Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/worlds-largest-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/worlds-largest-menorah-lighting Date: November 27, 2013

Witness the lighting of the world's largest menorah at 32 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and weighing 4,000 lbs., outside Central Park.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2013-11-27 2013-11-27 5:30 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/27/annual-menorah-lighting Date: November 27, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-11-27 2013-11-27 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/craniosacral-relaxation Date: November 28, 2013

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 2013-11-28 2013-11-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:08 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 28, 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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2013-11-28 2013-11-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 28, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-11-28 2013-11-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: November 28, 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 2013-11-28 2013-11-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Help Feed the Community at St. James]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/feed-the-community-at-st-james http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/feed-the-community-at-st-james Date: November 28, 2013

Make this Thanksgiving special for someone in need.

St. James Recreation Center is looking for volunteers for its Feed the Community event. Hot food will be served for the community, and servers are needed.

Please call (718) 367-3657 to volunteer or get more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2013-11-28 2013-11-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/28/annual-menorah-lighting Date: November 28, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-11-28 2013-11-28 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 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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2013-11-29 2013-11-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 29, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: November 29, 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 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: November 29, 2013

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 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 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[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/seasonal-crafts Date: November 29, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

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 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: November 29, 2013

In partnership with the NYC Girls Project, Shape Up NYC is offering free fitness classes for girls ages 6-13.

Girls Fitness & Fun is a 45-minute workout that focuses on building strong, healthy bodies through fitness games and Pilates stretches.

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/annual-menorah-lighting Date: November 29, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: Rocky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/brooklyn-movie-night-rocky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/brooklyn-movie-night-rocky Date: November 29, 2013

Watch a small-time boxer take on a heavy-weight champion in the movie Rocky. Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, Rocky is one of many classics playing in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

Open to members and non-members.

Rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6724, -74.004 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 30, 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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2013-11-30 2013-11-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: November 30, 2013

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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Knit &Crochet Intermediate Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: November 30, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 30, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 30, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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).

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 30, 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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 30, 2013

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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 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[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 30, 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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 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[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/annual-menorah-lighting Date: November 30, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 1, 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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2013-12-01 2013-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 1, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 1, 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 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 1, 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: 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 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: December 1, 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 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 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[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/annual-menorah-lighting Date: December 1, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 2, 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 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/central-park-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/central-park-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 2, 2013

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 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 2, 2013

Want to become certified in Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Microsoft Office? Stand out when you're applying for jobs or gain a new skill for free.

DigitalWork NYC is open to 100 people ages 16-26 who are unemployed and out of school. Participants also receive free employment and educational placement help.

The next sessions begin December 9 across the city, so don't miss out!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066, ext. 318

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: December 2, 2013

Join Tony Award-winning, Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars and WABC-TV’s Sade Baderinwa as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.

There will be over 20 live, free performances featuring Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-stars, Brianna Thomas’ Jazz Quartet, world renowned DJ David Chang at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party, GRAMMY nominated Brooklyn-based children’s band The Pop Ups at Kids’ Central, and Big Apple Circus, Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Ice Sculpting at Time Warner Center, and that’s not all!

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

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7718, -73.9826 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/annual-menorah-lighting Date: December 2, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 2, 2013

Join Council Member Ruben Wills and The Baisley Pond Park Coalition for the park's annual Christmas tree lighting.

Enjoy caroling, music and refreshments.

Bring the family!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 659-8202

Location: Baisley Pond Park

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6779, -73.7857 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/02/tree-lighting Date: December 2, 2013

Join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Owl's Head Park Horticulture Group for the lighting of the Owl's Head Park tree.

There will be music and giveaways for the entire family, plus a chance to visit with Santa.

Feel free to bring an ornament for the tree. Sing-along with the Guild for Exceptional Children Choir.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-12-02 2013-12-02 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 3, 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 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST