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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:38:39 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[Westchester Square Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting Date: December 5, 2013

Join the Westchester Square Business Improvement District and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree.

There will be hot chocolate, cookies, music and treats for the first 50 kids.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Lighting in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-lighting-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-lighting-in-central-park Date: December 5, 2013

Celebrate the season at our 17th annual Holiday Lighting in northern Central Park.

Watch the live carving of holiday ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio, sing carols on the Plaza, take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera), and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies!

Event culminates with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center, and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.

Families only; no groups, please. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza. Stroller parking will be provided.

The event, organized by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, is made possible by our founding sponsor ConEdison.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6642

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5273bb24530ff.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: A Christmas Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story Date: December 5, 2013

Follow Ralphie on his quest to get the Red Ryder B.B. Gun in the winning, holiday classic A Christmas Story. Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, the film is one of many free movies playing in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Conceptual Plan Public Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/rockaway-beach-conceptual-plan-public-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/rockaway-beach-conceptual-plan-public-meeting Date: December 5, 2013

The Rockaway Beach Community Plan Public Meeting will build on previous community input to further develop and refine recommendations and priorities for the Rockaway conceptual plan. At the meeting, you will have the chance to review and comment on initial findings and talk with Parks, design consultants and other community members.

Please RSVP to Jonathan Matt by email at Jonathan.Matt@parks.nyc.gov or by phone (718) 520-5939 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk),Knights of Columbus

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768; 40.5887, -73.8153 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Celebration of Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/annual-holiday-celebration-of-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/annual-holiday-celebration-of-lights Date: December 5, 2013

Everyone is invited to the annual Holiday Interfaith Celebration!

Tree lighting at 7 p.m. will be presided over by NYC Parks Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro, with an after-party in the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.

Enjoy a very special performance by BROTHER NUM + Friends! BROTHER NUM was the percussionist for Burning Spear and has performed with Roy Ayers, Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Common, The Wailers, Third World, Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, George Clinton, India Arie and Toni Braxton.

Refreshments courtesy of neighborhood business partners: Barawine, Tonnie's Minis, Wild Olive Market, Wight Fox Catering and Al Vohn's Treats.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 6, 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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2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 6, 2013

See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from the 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 6, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 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/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts Date: December 6, 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: December 6, 2013

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

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

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree.

Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and candy canes. Bring the family!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Pitkin Avenue Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/pitkin-avenue-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/pitkin-avenue-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District and special guests for the lighting of the holiday tree.

There will be hot chocolate, cupcakes and caroling. Santa Claus will be there.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 922-9600

Location: Legion Street & Pitkin Avenue (in Zion Triangle)

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B116 Zion Triangle 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6687, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join Court Street Merchants Association, Friends of Carroll Park, elected officals, friends and neighbors when they flip the switch on the park's holiday decor.

Countdown and carols will take place at the Louis Valentino, Jr. Ballfield, followed immediately by food and fun in the Robert Acito Park House.

Please bring a can or box of non-perishable food for the Friends of Carrol Park's final collection for the City Harvest food drive.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 40.6811, -73.9954 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Lights in Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership and members of the community for the park's first holiday lighting ceremony.

Sponsor John Catsimatidis will officially switch on the holiday lights in the park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Grand Illumination Holiday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination Date: December 6, 2013

Please join us in singing Christmas carols while the windows of the house are lit with candles. Come for free hot cider, cookies and a special gift!

Dress warmly, as the festivities take place outdoors. In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.

For more information, email: ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com or call (718) 984-6046

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: A Christmas Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story Date: December 6, 2013

Follow Ralphie on his quest to get the Red Ryder B.B. Gun in the winning, holiday classic A Christmas Story. Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, the film is one of many free movies playing in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 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/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 7, 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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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 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/2013/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: December 7, 2013

Please join GreenThumb for their annual Winter Supply Giveaway. Registered communty gardens can pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for the winter season and request soil, compost, or mulch for spring delivery.

One pickup per garden group. Only gardens and farms in good standing are eligible to receive supplies and other gardening tools. Gardeners picking up for others must notify GreenThumb. The compound gates will open at 10 a.m. Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation. Remember to keep your garden sidewalks, walkways, and curbs inside and adjacent to the garden clean and free of snow, ice, garbage, and plant debris.

Supplies: 50 lb. bags of calcium chloride pellets (salt), gloves, ice breakers, and snow shovels, and soil, compost, or mulch for spring delivery

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Planting Day at New 123rd Street Block Association Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/tree-planting-day-at-new-123rd-street-block-association-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/tree-planting-day-at-new-123rd-street-block-association-garden Date: December 7, 2013

Come to the community garden on West 123rd street and plant some trees! Planting will begin shortly after set-up. This activity is a part of a large restoration project leading to the reopening of the garden by next year's growing season. Come visit the garden and plant a tree!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New 123rd Street Block Association Garden

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8067, -73.9475 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/volunteer-at-the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/volunteer-at-the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt2 Date: December 7, 2013

This Treasure Hunt will begin at 1:00 pm and the last expedition will head out at 3:00 pm.

Children, accompanied by parents or chaperones will use compasses and maps to discover hidden treasures around Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island Park. Prizes will be given.

Volunteers will be needed to give people guidance to stay on course, as well as to assist with arts and crafts and the distribution of refreshments. Volunteer hours will be 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

This is the last volunteer event for this season.

Volunteers must RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland Exhibit Opening Reception and Panel Discussion with the Artists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion-with-the-artists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion-with-the-artists Date: December 7, 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.

There will be a panel discussion with the artists from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[St. Nicholas Day at NYC's Oldest House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/st-nicholas-day-at-nycs-oldest-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/st-nicholas-day-at-nycs-oldest-house Date: December 7, 2013

Explore New York City's oldest house and learn how the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus with traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Start the day off at noon with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:00 p.m. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas's faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who's been naughty and who's been nice . Sip on cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen before Santa Claus arrives at 3:00 p.m. for photos and visits with the kids.

Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a traditional pomander, or paint a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the outdoor tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.

Tickets at the door.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529e10dec528a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 7, 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Heroes of World War II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii Date: December 7, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: December 7, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt!

  • Explore Randall's Island in search of exciting hidden treasure and prizes
  • Learn the basics of orienteering and using a compass
  • Learn to read a topographic map
  • Arts & crafts, refreshments and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528a6edd707c3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Hike at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park Date: December 7, 2013

Feeling cooped up? Come stretch your legs as we explore the winter wonders of Freshkills Park. Learn about how what was once the world’s largest landfill is becoming a park full of wildlife. Discover how the wildlife copes with the winter weather as we spot winter waterfowl and hunt for animal tracks on this two hour hike.

Registration is free, but only 14 spots are available, so please register in advance. Remember to come prepared for an adventure with sturdy shoes and warm clothes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![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