NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:20:21 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[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/wreath-interpretations Date: December 10, 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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 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/2013/12/10/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 10, 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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2013-12-10 2013-12-10 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 10, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Jewelry Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/jewelry-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/jewelry-making-workshop Date: December 10, 2013

Learn basics of elegant jewelry making for adults.

Participants must bring their own materials, including a beading board, bead box, round nose plyer, chain nose plyer, side cutter, light spring cutter, eye pins: 1" & 1 1/2" metal, head pins 1" & 1 1/2" metal, Lobster Claw or spring rings, fish hook earring wires or lever backs, jump rings round soldered rings, and pearl beads: glass or plastic 4mm, 6mm, 8mm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 10, 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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 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/2013/12/10/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 10, 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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 10, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 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[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: December 10, 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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Madison Square Park Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/madison-square-park-annual-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/madison-square-park-annual-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 10, 2013

Join Madison Square Park Conservancy in celebrating the lighting of the holiday tree.

Festivities include entertainment from The New York Life Singers, and Mad. Sq. Kids favorite Audra Rox.

Enjoy treats from Hill Country Pie Kitchen, Hill Country Chicken and SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 10, 2013

Join the Friends of Bleecker Playground and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season.

There will be a dancing snowman, hot chocolate and more!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bleecker Playground

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M251 Bleecker Playground 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7365, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 10, 2013

Join Senator Golden and members of the community for the lighting of the Christmas tree in celebration of the holiday season.

There will be hot chocolate, candy canes, caroling, a special visit by Santa, and more!

Donations for Toys for Tots will be collected at the event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lady Moody Triangle

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B211 Lady Moody Triangle 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.5967, -73.9744 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Ugliest Sweater Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/ugliest-sweater-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/ugliest-sweater-competition Date: December 10, 2013

Pull on your ugliest sweater and join the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership to compete in the Ugliest Sweater Competition!

The contestant with the Ugliest Sweater wins:

A two (2) night weekend stay at the Carlton Hotel ($650 value)

$100 Gift Card to Harding's

$75 Gift Card to Shake Shack

$50 Gift Card to Flatiron Lounge

1 Month Pass to the New York Health & Racquet Club ($175 value + perfect after all that Flatiron District dining!)

EMCEE:

Jon Weinstein, NY1 Manhattan Reporter

JUDGES:

Rob Shuter, host of VH1's "The Gossip Table" and HDNet's "Naughty But Nice with Rob;" the winner of BaubleBar's Hot Santa contest (to be determined earlier that day); and John Friia, a Baruch College student who won last year's Ugliest Sweater Competition.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 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/2013/12/11/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/wreath-interpretations Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 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/2013/12/11/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 11, 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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2013-12-11 2013-12-11 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 11, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 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/2013/12/11/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: December 11, 2013

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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 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[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 11, 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 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 11, 2013

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. Supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbons. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and family members. Making wreaths is a fun craft idea for winter decorating and can be a great community garden activity or garden fundraising event.

Supplies: 6” Wreath Ring, Wire, Pine Cones, Ribbon

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-11 2013-12-11 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 11, 2013

Please join the Friends of Brower Park in celebrating the annual holiday lighting of the 35-foot-tall Norway Spruce tree.

There will be caroling for all, and refreshments provided by the tree lighting sponsor, Starbucks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 289

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2013-12-11 2013-12-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6738, -73.9423 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Annual Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/washington-square-park-annual-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/washington-square-park-annual-tree-lighting Date: December 11, 2013

Santa Claus has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown.

There will be caroling by the Rob Susman Brass Quartet. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/holiday-tree-lighting1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/holiday-tree-lighting1 Date: December 11, 2013

Come out and celebrate the lighting of the 35-foot-tall Norway Spruce holiday tree with the Friends of Brower Park, Community Board 8 and local elected officials.

Enjoy music by Mike Mitjans aka DJ B'Way and refreshments from Starbucks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 6:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/11/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 11, 2013

Join Senator Golden and members of the community for the lighting of the Christmas tree in celebration of the holiday season.

There will be hot chocolate, candy canes, caroling, a special visit by Santa, and more!

Donations for Toys for Tots will be collected at the event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McKinley Park

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B060 McKinley Park 2013-12-11 2013-12-11 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6267, -74.0164 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 12, 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 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 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/2013/12/12/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/wreath-interpretations Date: December 12, 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 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 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[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/craniosacral-relaxation Date: December 12, 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 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 12, 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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2013-12-12 2013-12-12 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 12, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 12, 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 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 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/2013/12/12/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 12, 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 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 12, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

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

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) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0eede7f9d4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/lights-of-hope-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/lights-of-hope-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 12, 2013

The Jackie Robinson Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring a jazzy Motown celebration with Ronald Jackson and Friends.

Join the Conservancy and members of the neighborhood for the tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/annual-holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/annual-holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 12, 2013

Join the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle for a holiday sing-along and tree lighting with local singers and musicians.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8005, -73.9581 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Seniors' Holiday Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/seniors-holiday-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/seniors-holiday-dance Date: December 12, 2013

Come join us for a free evening of dancing, music, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2013-12-12 2013-12-12 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Brooklyn Movie Night: Gremlins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/brooklyn-movie-night-gremlins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/brooklyn-movie-night-gremlins Date: December 12, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Watch this monster movie classic for free as part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, playing 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) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-benefit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/12/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-benefit1 Date: December 12, 2013

Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, glimpsed through the lens of Old New York. John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol’s ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Jones’ performance is “… like an entire theatre company … under one hat” (as historian Thomas Carlyle remarked after attending one of Dickens’ famed public readings). Perfect for families.
The performance begins at 7:00 p.m., to be followed by plenty of mirth and merrymaking.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 1 (800) 838-3066

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2013-12-12 2013-12-12 7:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5293b81f7966a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 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/2013/12/13/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/wreath-interpretations Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 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/2013/12/13/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 13, 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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2013-12-13 2013-12-13 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 13, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 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/2013/12/13/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: December 13, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 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/2013/12/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/seasonal-crafts Date: December 13, 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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: December 13, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/tree-lighting Date: December 13, 2013

Join the Friends of Morningside Park and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.802, -73.96 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/tree-lighting-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/tree-lighting-celebration Date: December 13, 2013

Join Community Board 17 for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6381, -73.9381 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: Escape to Witch Mountain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/brooklyn-movie-night-escape-from-witch-mountain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/13/brooklyn-movie-night-escape-from-witch-mountain Date: December 13, 2013

Follow the exploits of siblings Tony and Tia in this showing of classic film Escape to Witch Mountain! Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, happening in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

This event is open to the public.

Rated G.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-12-13 2013-12-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 14, 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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 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/2013/12/14/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 14, 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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2013-12-14 2013-12-14 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[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: December 14, 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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 14, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Membership Update]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/greenthumb-membership-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/greenthumb-membership-update Date: December 14, 2013

It is that time of the year when gardeners need to update their community garden membership lists. We are also introducing our new Membership Agreement Form (available in four languages). A copy of the MA form is also available on the GreenThumb website. Gardeners must ensure their garden records are kept up to date with garden registration and license agreement current with no outstanding violation (in good standing) to be eligible to receive supplies/technical assistance and services throughout the year.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 14, 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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Snowflakes are Falling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/handson-history-snowflakes-are-falling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/handson-history-snowflakes-are-falling Date: December 14, 2013

Celebrate winter and the holiday season at King Manor!

Learn about historic winter fun, read stories and make snowflakes and other seasonal decorations.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5273fe6a67d74.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 14, 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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 14, 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.

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

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.

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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef0e61d0b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 14, 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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 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