NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 05 May 2016 16:43:19 GMT <![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 12, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/tai-chi-chuan Date: December 12, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d14380d1b5.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Candles, Snowflakes and Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars Date: December 12, 2015

Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both! Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto a candle, or let us show you how to make a woven string star or symmetrical button snowflake at this fun, seasonal bazaar.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d148c02675.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 12, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 12, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-train-show Date: December 12, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/its-my-park-at-harlem-river-park Date: December 12, 2015

This It's My Park season join the Harlem River Park Alliance and Harlem Barks to weed the north garden area and do general clean up in Harlem River Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Inside the park at 143rd Street (in Harlem River Park)

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M208G Harlem River Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81795537528200000, -73.93420505523700000 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Playground 52]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/its-my-park-at-playground-52 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/its-my-park-at-playground-52 Date: December 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Partnerships for Parks and local community members to help prep for the winter season at Playground 52. Volunteers are needed to help conduct a general cleanup and spread mulch around the park. All supplies and tools will be provided. We look forward to a great day at Playground 52 and hope you can join us!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 453-6479

Location: Playground Fifty-Two (in Playground 52 LII)

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X179 Playground 52 LII 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81510162353500000, -73.90160369873000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5660b25507dfc.JPG Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 12, 2015

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own handmade, festive wreath. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and family members. Wreath making can be a great community garden activity or garden fundraising event.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: December 12, 2015

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Felted Soaps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps Date: December 12, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Explore the magic of felting while creating handmade felted soaps. Artist Anne Scully guides you through the process of felting, the art of transforming wool into dense, colorful cloth. Roll up your sleeves and practice bonding and shrinking the fibers using water, heat and agitation. Gift-giving never “felt” so good! Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d14e8091e1.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 12, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Fashion a trio of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Children eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d15d00016c.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 12, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens. Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day and Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer demonstrate simple floral techniques and provide plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d167c924ef.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 12, 2015

Starting last year on Alice Austen’s birthday, the Alice Austen House began a project documenting the grounds and waterfront from Austen’s home, Clear Comfort. Each day since then the house, grounds, and activities of the site have been documented, much like Alice Austen did over a hundred years ago. The museum will present an installation of nearly 200 snapshots capturing the daily life of this historic site and invite visitors to participate in the project.

Alice Austen Everyday is on view September 26 – December 30, 2015 and shown in conjunction with the museum’s 30th Anniversary exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark," tracing the history of the house. Recently tagged images will also be on view, presented on an iPad in the gallery. Exhibition s on view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

Be like Alice Austen: Upload images taken during the day to social media using the hashtag #aliceausteneveryday. Not on social media? Email photos with title, date, and name of photographer to info@aliceausten.org to be included in the project.

Cover Photo Contest: Submit a #aliceausteneveryday photo of the house and grounds of Clear Comfort to info@aliceausten.org by November 1, 2015. The selected winner’s photo will be used as the Alice Austen House’s Facebook Cover Photo.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Grand Street Ferry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/historic-new-york-grand-street-ferry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/historic-new-york-grand-street-ferry Date: December 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

This guided walk will highlight the history of Grand Ferry Park and the stories of the surrounding neighborhood. Grand Ferry Park was a ferry landing that served the burgeoning populace of Williamsburg before it became part of Brooklyn. It is named for the 19th-century Grand Street Ferry, which once carried farm goods and passengers across the East River to Manhattan.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Street at River Street (in Grand Ferry Park)

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B401 Grand Ferry Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.71641458609400000, -73.96676877503900000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: December 12, 2015

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/hands-on-history-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/hands-on-history-winter-wonderland Date: December 12, 2015

Come learn about 19th century seasonal festivities and hear how the King family spent cold winter months! As a seasonal and traditional treat, make snowflakes and a pomander, a scented ornament made with citrus, spice and ribbon.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565357f87b14f.JPG Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 12, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/family-holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/family-holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 12, 2015

Join us for a family craft workshop in which participants create pieces inspired from natural objects.

This program is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Registration and pre-payment are required. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of Autism in Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-autism-in-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-autism-in-love Date: December 12, 2015

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up join us for a preview screening of Autism in Love, which premieres on PBS January 11th. Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.

After the screening join us for a Q&A with Dr. Ram Kairam, Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Neurology, Creator of Autism Truths, and Founder of the Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Please register on Eventribe to reserve your seat: https://poeparkautisminlove.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563b94d6af58b.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 12, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/le-petit-art Date: December 12, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Documentary: Autism in Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/autism-in-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/autism-in-love Date: December 12, 2015

This is a documentary about four adults at different places on the autism spectrum who open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. A free film screening followed by Q/A with guest speaker, Dr, Ram Kairam, pediatric neurologist from Bronx Lenanon Hospital.

Please RSVP at https://poeparkautisminlove.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 12, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MJM Annual Holiday Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/mjm-annual-holiday-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/mjm-annual-holiday-concert Date: December 12, 2015

No holiday season is complete without Morris-Jumel's Annual Holiday Concert.

Brooklyn Baroque and guests will perform chamber and vocal music perfectly suited to the season; and a merry reception featuring food and drink will follow.

$25 per person, $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org to RSVP.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/inwood-owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/inwood-owl-prowl Date: December 12, 2015

Whoooo goes there?

Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller. It's the beginning of their mating season so you may observe some interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract owls using calls.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564f648d6cd93.jpg Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 12, 2015

Join us for our annual tree lighting and community warming celebration where we welcome the season with friends and family, dancing with Harlem Swing Dance Society from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and singing with Barnard Bacchantae from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Throughout the night we have hot chocolate and tree decorating activities for all (while supplies last). At dusk we all join together for the countdown to the lighting of the tree, then it’s time for selfies in beautiful West Harlem Piers Park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 125 Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af5a25607c.JPG Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 12, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: New Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/astronomy-new-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/astronomy-new-moon Date: December 12, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

The moon will be directly between the Earth and sun and will not be visible from Earth. With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.

Astronomy programs are best on clear cloudless nights, please call ahead if you are concerned about weather conditions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/birding-owls Date: December 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, its a great time of year to spot owls that are migrating south, and might spend the winter in New York City's parks. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5620196fb19fd.jpg Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights; New Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: December 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.

Weather permitting there will be skyviewing with telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up next to the experts.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5617d3fd1ffaa.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 12, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67430114746094000, -73.97019958496094000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower Date: December 12, 2015

See one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, The Geminids Meteor Shower. The shower produces up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak! All equipment provided.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-12 2015-12-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb27d7bc800.JPG Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 13, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. As we near the winter season, its a wonderful time of year to spot birds which migrate to New York City's parks.

Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201a049fce7.jpg Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: December 13, 2015

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-birding Date: December 13, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d18978acaa.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/hatha-yoga Date: December 13, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d193a9e51f.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Candles, Snowflakes and Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/family-art-project-candles-snowflakes-and-stars Date: December 13, 2015

Fire and ice don’t usually go together, but as the winter days get shorter and colder, we’ll celebrate both! Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto a candle, or let us show you how to make a woven string star or symmetrical button snowflake at this fun, seasonal bazaar.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d19c3ea43b.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 13, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-train-show Date: December 13, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-13 2015-12-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: December 13, 2015

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/winter-wonderland-hike-vigorous Date: December 13, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging; vigorous can include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.

As we near the Winter Solstice and the final days of fall, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom. Central Park will be decorated for the holidays, so be sure to bring your camera. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 2.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201afbc9525.jpg Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths and Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 13, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens. Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day and Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer demonstrate simple floral techniques and provide plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1b0340bb5.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 13, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Fashion a trio of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Children eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1b6f22ed6.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Felted Soaps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/holiday-workshop-weekend-felted-soaps Date: December 13, 2015

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. Explore the magic of felting while creating handmade felted soaps. Artist Anne Scully guides you through the process of felting, the art of transforming wool into dense, colorful cloth. Roll up your sleeves and practice bonding and shrinking the fibers using water, heat and agitation. Gift-giving never “felt” so good! Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1be285a18.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 13, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park with Friends of Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park Date: December 13, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Please register online here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 13, 2015

Starting last year on Alice Austen’s birthday, the Alice Austen House began a project documenting the grounds and waterfront from Austen’s home, Clear Comfort. Each day since then the house, grounds, and activities of the site have been documented, much like Alice Austen did over a hundred years ago. The museum will present an installation of nearly 200 snapshots capturing the daily life of this historic site and invite visitors to participate in the project.

Alice Austen Everyday is on view September 26 – December 30, 2015 and shown in conjunction with the museum’s 30th Anniversary exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark," tracing the history of the house. Recently tagged images will also be on view, presented on an iPad in the gallery. Exhibition s on view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

Be like Alice Austen: Upload images taken during the day to social media using the hashtag #aliceausteneveryday. Not on social media? Email photos with title, date, and name of photographer to info@aliceausten.org to be included in the project.

Cover Photo Contest: Submit a #aliceausteneveryday photo of the house and grounds of Clear Comfort to info@aliceausten.org by November 1, 2015. The selected winner’s photo will be used as the Alice Austen House’s Facebook Cover Photo.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month Green Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/trail-of-the-month-green-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/trail-of-the-month-green-trail Date: December 13, 2015

The Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy will finish off their 2015 Greenbelt Trail of the Month series with the leisurely, interpretive hike around the Green Trail, beginning and ending at High Rock Park.

Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot.

Registration is required. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: December 13, 2015

Explore Bloomingdale Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Ramona Avenue and Maguire Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53536224365234400, -74.21156311035156000 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/meditation Date: December 13, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1c39b530c.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: December 13, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic, and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Promenaders will return to the Merchant's House Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. guided tour if they wish. Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/family-nature-walk Date: December 13, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor.Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1c966d50c.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 13, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Astrobiology Is there life on other planets?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/astrobiology-is-there-life-on-other-planets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/astrobiology-is-there-life-on-other-planets Date: December 13, 2015

Is there life on other planets? Harold Kozak, JPL, Solar System Ambassador and Adjunct Professor from Wagner College, will explore this question in further detail, looking at the latest techniques used by NASA to determine if any of the more than 2000 planets discovered could be habitable and support some form of life. He will also talk about how realistic the recent movie The Martian is in terms of real science.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 13, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1ce5cdf49.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 13, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Saint Nicholas: The Saint Who Became Santa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/saint-nicholas-the-saint-who-became-santa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/saint-nicholas-the-saint-who-became-santa Date: December 13, 2015

Food historian and author Peter G. Rose will discuss the history and life of Dutch Saint Nicholas as well as his transformation into Santa Clause during the 19th Century. Combining literature, history, art and religion, Rose will bridge tradition and modernity. The talk will include a demonstration of Dutch wooden cake boards as well as a discussion of holiday baked goods.

RSVP by emailing programs@kingmanor.org or by calling 718-206-0545 x13.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tree and Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/tree-and-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/tree-and-menorah-lighting Date: December 13, 2015

Join Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. for the lighting of the holiday tree and menorah in Brower Park.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 13, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights, The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: December 13, 2015

Join NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. The Geminids Meteor Shower produces up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak!

Weather permitting there will be skyviewing with telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and set them up; all equipment is provided.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5617d3fd1ffaa.JPG Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 13, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-13 2015-12-13 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 14, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

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 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 14, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 14, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition External Forces. This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: 'Counterpoint', oil on board 24" x 24", dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 14, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 14, 2015

Alice Austen House's 30th anniversary exhibition brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Austen House’s significance in New York City history and tells the fascinating story of the saving of the house from threatened destruction. On view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 14, 2015

Starting last year on Alice Austen’s birthday, the Alice Austen House began a project documenting the grounds and waterfront from Austen’s home, Clear Comfort. Each day since then the house, grounds, and activities of the site have been documented, much like Alice Austen did over a hundred years ago. The museum will present an installation of nearly 200 snapshots capturing the daily life of this historic site and invite visitors to participate in the project.

Alice Austen Everyday is on view September 26 – December 30, 2015 and shown in conjunction with the museum’s 30th Anniversary exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark," tracing the history of the house. Recently tagged images will also be on view, presented on an iPad in the gallery. Exhibition s on view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

Be like Alice Austen: Upload images taken during the day to social media using the hashtag #aliceausteneveryday. Not on social media? Email photos with title, date, and name of photographer to info@aliceausten.org to be included in the project.

Cover Photo Contest: Submit a #aliceausteneveryday photo of the house and grounds of Clear Comfort to info@aliceausten.org by November 1, 2015. The selected winner’s photo will be used as the Alice Austen House’s Facebook Cover Photo.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hansborough Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/hansborough-recreation-centeropen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/hansborough-recreation-centeropen-house Date: December 14, 2015

Come out and visit our facility. We have some exciting activities planned for the day such as:

  • Zumba: 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Health & Hygiene Presentation: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Facility Tour: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Design & Code (CRC): 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Body Conditioning: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9602

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 12:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81280136108398400, -73.93930053710938000 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/3-to-6-club Date: December 14, 2015

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/14/teen-pass Date: December 14, 2015

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-14 2015-12-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind Fat Boy: A Conversation Behind the Scenes of the Creation of Leonard Ursachi’s Fat Boy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/lecture-leonard-ursachi-and-steven-high-discuss-public-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/lecture-leonard-ursachi-and-steven-high-discuss-public-art Date: December 15, 2015

Steven High, executive director of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL will discuss with Leonard Ursachi, Brooklyn-based and Romanian-born artist, how Ursachi’s Fat Boy sculpture was produced in the artist’s studio, its meaning, and the exhibitions that followed in both Sarasota and Brooklyn.

Ursachi based Fat Boy on a classical Western putto, or male child often depicted in Renaissance and Baroque artworks. “Since antiquity,” he says, "putti have been malleable signifiers, representing, among other things, Eros, panic, abandon, and joy. Fat Boy’s title derives not only from his plump, cherubic face, but also from the WWII atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, giving the sculpture twin references to Eros and war.”

Fat Boy was first exhibited at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and is currently on display in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The companion exhibition, Behind Fat Boy, was featured at Brooklyn Public Library this past summer.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-2774

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2015-12-15 2015-12-15 6:30 am 8:00 pm 40.67225646972656000, -73.96803283691406000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563a1ef0d0170.JPG Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 15, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 15, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis Date: December 15, 2015

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Brownsville Recreation Center at (718) 485-4633.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 15, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

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 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 15, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/holiday-train-show Date: December 15, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-15 2015-12-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 15, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition External Forces. This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: 'Counterpoint', oil on board 24" x 24", dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 15, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 15, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 15, 2015

Alice Austen House's 30th anniversary exhibition brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Austen House’s significance in New York City history and tells the fascinating story of the saving of the house from threatened destruction. On view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 15, 2015

Starting last year on Alice Austen’s birthday, the Alice Austen House began a project documenting the grounds and waterfront from Austen’s home, Clear Comfort. Each day since then the house, grounds, and activities of the site have been documented, much like Alice Austen did over a hundred years ago. The museum will present an installation of nearly 200 snapshots capturing the daily life of this historic site and invite visitors to participate in the project.

Alice Austen Everyday is on view September 26 – December 30, 2015 and shown in conjunction with the museum’s 30th Anniversary exhibition “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark," tracing the history of the house. Recently tagged images will also be on view, presented on an iPad in the gallery. Exhibition s on view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

Be like Alice Austen: Upload images taken during the day to social media using the hashtag #aliceausteneveryday. Not on social media? Email photos with title, date, and name of photographer to info@aliceausten.org to be included in the project.

Cover Photo Contest: Submit a #aliceausteneveryday photo of the house and grounds of Clear Comfort to info@aliceausten.org by November 1, 2015. The selected winner’s photo will be used as the Alice Austen House’s Facebook Cover Photo.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of Autism in Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-autism-in-love http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-autism-in-love Date: December 15, 2015

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up join us for a preview screening of Autism in Love, which premieres on PBS January 11th. Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Cris Marchionne, Executive Director, PCCS, Inc. PCCS, (Person Centered Care Services) provides support for children and adults on the autism spectrum or with a developmental disability, and Gina Piersanti-Gioe, Program Director for AHRC Inc.'s Programs Without Walls Intitative.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat to bill.lacurtis@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.59260177612305000, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563b94d6af58b.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/le-petit-art Date: December 15, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 15, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/teen-pass Date: December 15, 2015

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/3-to-6-club Date: December 15, 2015

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/go-girl-athletics Date: December 15, 2015

Girls ages 12-17 years are invited to practice and improve their athletic skills by combining cardio and weight training to improve strength and flexibility along with cardio endurance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Us Plan Improvements to Carl Schurz Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/help-us-plan-improvements-to-carl-schurz-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/help-us-plan-improvements-to-carl-schurz-playground Date: December 15, 2015

Please join us and share your ideas for improving the Carl Schurz Park Playground.

NYC Parks has started the design process for this project and is holding this scope meeting to gather further input from local residents and stakeholders on how they would to see the playground improved. With this input, we will develop a schematic design that will be presented to Community Board 8 for public review. Please join us at this meeting and feel free to invite others who may be interested.

For more information, contact Matthew Beck at matthew.beck@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 408-0241.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0241

Location: Chapin School

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2015-12-15 2015-12-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77403100000000000, -73.94609190000000000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraising for Garden Groups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/fundraising-for-garden-groups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/fundraising-for-garden-groups Date: December 15, 2015

Partnerships for Parks invites GreenThumb gardeners to this Partnership Academy workshop to learn how to put together a fundraising plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, hear from industry professionals, learn best fundraising practices from other community groups, hear about grants, learn 10 fundraising techniques and when to use them, and the basics of budgeting.

Please call 212-602-5349 to register or RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5349

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318359400, -73.97129821777344000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: December 15, 2015

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 16, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 16, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

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 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 16, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/holiday-train-show Date: December 16, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-16 2015-12-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 16, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition External Forces. This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: 'Counterpoint', oil on board 24" x 24", dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 16, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 16, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 16, 2015

Alice Austen House's 30th anniversary exhibition brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Austen House’s significance in New York City history and tells the fascinating story of the saving of the house from threatened destruction. On view during museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT