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 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:01:41 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[Belmont Little Italy Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/belmont-little-italy-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/belmont-little-italy-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 7, 2013

Come celebrate the holidays with Santa at the Belmont Business Improvement District tree lighting.

There will be caroling, cookies, hot chocolate and more.

This year you can honor the memory of a loved one by bringing a card to hang on the tree.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8559, -73.8867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 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[9th Annual Tree Lighting in Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/9th-annual-tree-lighting-in-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/9th-annual-tree-lighting-in-sunset-park Date: December 7, 2013

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

There will be caroling and hot chocolate.

Start time: 4:15 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 4:15 pm 40.6486, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Woodside Holiday Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/woodside-holiday-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/woodside-holiday-lighting Date: December 7, 2013

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Woodside on the Move present the Woodside Holiday Lighting.

Hot beverages provided by Donovan's Pub.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sohncke Triangle (in Sohncke Square)

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Q057 Sohncke Square 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7455, -73.9063 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 7, 2013

Join Council Member Donovan Richards and the Friends of Brookville Park for the lighting of the Christmas tree in celebration of the holiday season.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Park

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Q008 Brookville Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6522, -73.7507 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 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/2013/12/08/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 8, 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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2013-12-08 2013-12-08 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-games Date: December 8, 2013

Colonial children played games too! Find out what they were, and play some of them.

Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 11:00 am 40.7215, -73.9527 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-christmas-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-christmas-at-the-conference-house Date: December 8, 2013

Visit the Candlelight Christmas Market, featuring the Conference House Collection: Fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, wooden toys.

There will be free hot apple cider and cookies. Home-baked goods are made from 18th century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary.

Visit with Father Christmas and receive a free gift for children. Enjoy seasonal music, and raffle drawings at 4 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/nature-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/nature-drawing Date: December 8, 2013

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

All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 11:00 am 40.8561, -73.9405 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:05 EST
<![CDATA[Waltz of the Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/waltz-of-the-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/waltz-of-the-flowers Date: December 8, 2013

Explore the world of The Nutcracker, in a special workshop for children ages 4 through 12, presented by teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Magical waltzing flowers and busy bumble bees will receive basic ballet instruction, enjoy special craft activities, and investigate flowering plants with BBG educators.

No dance experience necessary – just bring comfortable shoes and good humor! Dance attire is also welcome. Preregistration is required at abt.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.6691, -73.9622 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f171c429c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/winter-solstice-celebration-tree-lighting-ceremony-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/winter-solstice-celebration-tree-lighting-ceremony-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: December 8, 2013

Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun, including a winter Garden tour, botanical crafts (additional fee), and live musical performances, as well as our Holiday Marketplace. Plus, join us for our Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm!

Schedule

Noon to 5 p.m.: Refreshments and treats for purchase from La Bella Torte

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Photos with Santa (fee applies; must be on line by 4pm)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Tour the Garden in winter

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Botanical craft activities (additional fee; while supplies last)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Concert by the Rough Dozen, an acappella group performing seasonal songs

4:30 p.m. to 5p.m.: Tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along

Parking Garden open (fees apply). Garden admission is free November 1–March 31.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-12-08 2013-12-08 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Moderate Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: December 8, 2013

The Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City, and places often off limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. On Nature Exploration Hikes you will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[26th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/26th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/26th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour Date: December 8, 2013

Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about the houses and their unique histories. Each site will offer special activities and delicious refreshments at this fun-filled annual event. A trolley will be available to take visitors from one historic house to the next. The participating sites include: The Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Bowne House, and, new this year, the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Tickets:

Advance all-access tickets are $10 and provide admission to all seven sites. These tickets can be purchased online at HolidayHouseTour2013.eventbrite.com or from the Queens Historical Society. Tickets will be sold at the door on December 8th for $12. (Children under 12 are free with an accompanying adult.) Due to the popularity of the Holiday House Tours, advance tickets are recommended. A complimentary trolley service from each site is included with all tour tickets, and holiday treats at each historic house.

For more information about the Holiday Historic House Tours, contact the Queens Historical Society at (718) 939-0647 or via email at info@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2013-12-08 2013-12-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: December 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: December 8, 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 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[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 8, 2013

Join the East Village Parks Conservancy and the Tompkins Square Park Neighborhood Coalition for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 533-6452

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 8, 2013

Join The Glendale Chamber of Commerce for the lighting of the Christmas tree in celebration of the holiday season.

Enjoy special treats and live music courtesy of Joe Fuoco and friends.

Santa will be there with gifts!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue and 70th Street (in Glendale Veterans Triangle)

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Q075 Glendale Veterans Triangle 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 5:30 pm 40.7019, -73.8808 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 9, 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 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 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/2013/12/09/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/wreath-interpretations Date: December 9, 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 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 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[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 9, 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 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 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/2013/12/09/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 9, 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 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 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/2013/12/09/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 9, 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 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 9, 2013

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. 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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-09 2013-12-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 10, 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 2013-12-10 2013-12-10 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/2013/12/10/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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<![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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<![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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<![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