NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:46:30 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 24, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

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Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 24, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/sit-aerobics Date: October 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-24 2014-10-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 24, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 24, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-games Date: October 24, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: October 24, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 24, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 24, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/tai-chi1 Date: October 24, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 24, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: October 24, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Big Apple Crunch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/big-apple-crunch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/big-apple-crunch Date: October 24, 2014

Big Apple Crunch is a fun, participatory citywide celebration of Food Day.

Businesses, schools, organizations and individuals in all five boroughs come together to take part in the “crunch heard ‘round the world!”

You can join our Union Square Greenmarket kick-off Crunch at 12 p.m. or Crunch at select GrowNYC Friday Greenmarkets or Youthmarkets.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square Greenmarket (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 12:00 pm 40.737, -73.9903 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 24, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

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 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 24, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/blooming-naturalists Date: October 24, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/house-tours Date: October 24, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: October 24, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/seasonal-crafts Date: October 24, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/nature-on-the-go Date: October 24, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise, which improves flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: October 24, 2014

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/animal-encounter Date: October 24, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/halloween-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/halloween-haunted-house Date: October 24, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Dracula's Castle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/draculas-castle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/draculas-castle Date: October 24, 2014

Visit a haunted castle for Halloween! Jackie Robinson Recreation Center turns its historic, castle-like interior into a spooky haunted house. Families are welcome. Kids can peek at the decorations, play Halloween-themed games, and eat kid-friendly candy. Castle visitors are encouraged to come in costume!

This event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/fitness-bootcamp Date: October 24, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: October 24, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-10-24 2014-10-24 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/haunted-lantern-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/24/haunted-lantern-tours1 Date: October 24, 2014

Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 pm for guaranteed admittance. Please call the Fort Totten Visitor Center at (718) 352-1769 for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-10-24 2014-10-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: October 25, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: October 25, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/grownyc-greenmarket Date: October 25, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 25, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 25, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bird-walk Date: October 25, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 25, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 25, 2014

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 25, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 25, 2014

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 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Alley Pond Park (Oakland Ravine)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Across the Street from 222-18 56th Ave (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7529, -73.7593 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online -- registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Raoul Wallenberg Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/milliontreesnyc-stewardship-day-at-raoul-wallenberg-forest1 Date: October 25, 2014

This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Learn about the background and site preparation work at each park below!

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Planting new forest trees

Register online. Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8858, -73.9187 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park Date: October 25, 2014

Join the Friends of Brookville Park as they paint, plant bulbs, and clean the park for It's My Park Day.

Please note: This project was rescheduled from 10/18/14, at the group's discretion.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 776-6341

Location: Brookville Park Field House (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6618, -73.742 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crescent Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-crescent-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-crescent-beach-park Date: October 25, 2014

On It's My Park Day, the Great Kills and Eltingville Civic Association will be partnering with the Natural Resources Protective Association for a beach cleanup. Please come and volunteer to help remove washed up debris from the beach, as well as removing weeds and litter.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 297-4789

Location: Groton Street and Tennyson Drive (in Crescent Beach Park)

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R135 Crescent Beach Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5349, -74.1483 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park Date: October 25, 2014

The Friends of Eibs Pond will be cleaning at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths and planting bulbs around the park.

Please note: Registration for this event is full.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: PS 57 (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6112, -74.0838 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park Date: October 25, 2014

Volunteer with the Marine Park Alliance to help clean, rake, and weed several pocket gardens in Marine Park.

Volunteers are also needed to spread mulch and plant spring bulbs throughout the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 492-5193

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Samuel Seabury Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-samuel-seabury-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-samuel-seabury-playground Date: October 25, 2014

Come visit Samuel Seabury Park and join a growing local friends group. The Friends of Samuel Seabury Park are looking for a few adult volunteers - three or four dedicated gardeners to till the garden beds, plant bulbs, and add mulch. Please confirm today!

Park advocates are needed to help raise the public's consciousness towards our NYC Parks and open spaces. All are welcome!

Please note: Volunteers should register by email at highlandmb4@gmail.com and bring extra work gloves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 831-1167

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7854, -73.9508 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-88th-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-88th-street-trees Date: October 25, 2014

Come out and support the West 88th Street Tree Project.

Local volunteers have agreed to take care of their street trees and celebrate progressive civic engagement activities. Volunteers are needed to help plant bulbs and clear weeds in tree pits.

Volunteers should RSVP and bring their own pair of work gloves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 526-0314

Location: 50 West 88th street

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7871, -73.9699 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Commodore Barry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-commodore-barry-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of Commodore Barry Park, AfroPunk, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify Commodore Barry Park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Park avenue and North Elliot Place (in Commodore Barry Park)

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6963, -73.9774 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/health-and-race-walking Date: October 25, 2014

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-exercise Date: October 25, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the membership information page.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 25, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[South Brooklyn Children's Garden 3rd Annual Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-3rd-annual-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-3rd-annual-harvest-festival Date: October 25, 2014

The South Brooklyn Children's Garden is celebrating the autumn harvest and the role a farm plays in our food cultivation. As our crops mature during October, autumn crops are ripe and read to eat straight from the garden. There's no better time than now to demonstrate the importance of farm to table eating and for children to learn about our food sources. The neighborhood, schools and children's programs have proven to be fantastic partners and we are excited to celebrate with them.

Harvest Festival activities will include arts and crafts, harvest pie contest with prizes, live music by the Dad Beats, an apple cider press, pedi-cab hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and face-painting.

Food by Dosa Royale, Upstate Rhubarb and The House of Pizza and Calzones Raffle with prizes sponsored by Kidville, Runnin™ Wild Shoes, Farmacy, and more!

Rain date: Sunday, October 26th

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Brooklyn Childrens Garden

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6852, -74.0024 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/youth-girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/youth-girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 25, 2014

Join the newest addition to Central Park Conservancy's basketball programs: a clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Learn and enhance your game through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 9 to 14. Free and open to players of all abilities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541737fc1f4db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-betsy-head-park Date: October 25, 2014

Volunteers will come together as a community to care for the horticulture spaces in the park, including planting flowers, weeding, mulching, and general cleanup.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Strauss Street and Livonia Avenue (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9142 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of Cooper Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7159, -73.9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dr. Ronald McNair Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Central Brooklyn Lions Club, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day at Dr. Ronald McNair Park!

Volunteers will clean up, plant daffodil bulbs, and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6705, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-harmony-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of Harmony Park, Harmony Park Homeowners' Association, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up and beautify Harmony Park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.678, -73.9347 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hunters Point Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park Date: October 25, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean debris and weed the tree beds at Hunter Point Park South. The Hunter Point Park Conservancy will also be hosting a plant identification activity highlighting the unique fauna who call the park home. Please join!

*Please note that this event was rescheduled from 10/4/14 due to weather*

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Lincoln Terrace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-lincoln-terrace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-lincoln-terrace-park Date: October 25, 2014

Please join Krown Ieights Phamily and Phriends, Saving Our Streets, and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day at Lincoln Terrace Park.

Volunteers will clean up and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6668, -73.9272 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the Richmond Terrace Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-richmond-terrace-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-the-richmond-terrace-street-trees Date: October 25, 2014

Please join HEALTH for Youths to help clear garbage and weeds from around the tree beds along Richmond Terrace.

Volunteers will also help in planting bulbs and assisting in maintaining the garden in front of the 120 precinct.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6455, -74.0777 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride Children's City Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/learn-to-ride-childrens-city-bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/learn-to-ride-childrens-city-bike-bonanza Date: October 25, 2014

Join NYC Parks for this learn to ride BONANZA! Children are welcome. They can learn how to ride a bike without training wheels! There'll be free bike helmets courtesy of the NYC Department of Transportation, games and crafts from the NYC Parks Play Mobile, and demonstrations offered by the NYPD.

All are welcome! For more information, please call Bike New York at (212) 870-2080.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Turtle Circle (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5736, -74.0853 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Park Alliance - Run The River 5K 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/randalls-island-park-alliance-run-the-river-5k-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/randalls-island-park-alliance-run-the-river-5k-2014 Date: October 25, 2014

The fifth annual Run the River 5K returns on Saturday, October 25th!

Beginning and ending in iconic Icahn Stadium, the certified 5K course takes runners along Randall’s Island's scenic waterfront pathways, offering breathtaking views of the New York City skyline and the East River.

Runners of all ages and experience (plus their fans!) are invited to come out and participate. Following the 5K, Children's races will take place on the Ichan Stadium track. Stick around for the Post-Race Party with a DJ, family activities, and light snacks!

Proceeds help Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) improve and maintain the Island’s athletic and recreational facilities, restore the Island’s natural areas, and expand free community youth programs.

Prizes include Nike FuelBands, private group runs at Icahn Stadium, tickets to NYC attractions, RIPA hats, water bottles and more!

For more details and to register visit: https://runtheriver2014.karma411.com/

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 830-7775

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540dfef200981.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 25, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: October 25, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance, while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground Date: October 25, 2014

Visit Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground and enjoy the enthusiasm that develops through Park Stewardship. Park Advocates are needed to help raise the public's consciousness towards our NYC Parks and open spaces.

Please note: Volunteer registration for this project is closed.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 501-1515

Location: Dr Gertrude B Kelly Playground (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7417, -74.002 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/zumba Date: October 25, 2014

Zumba combines Latin, international and popular music dance with aerobic elements All fitness levels are encouraged to join in and work at their own pace. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Spooky Silhouettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/spooky-silhouettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/spooky-silhouettes Date: October 25, 2014

Create a spooky silhouette wall or window decoration for your own "haunted house" using colored chalk on black paper.

From twisting tree canopies to howling wind and rustling leaves, you can use inspirations from nature and your own imagination to depict a Halloween scene.

This workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Honey Tasting and Honey Harvest Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-honey-tasting-and-honey-harvest-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-honey-tasting-and-honey-harvest-demonstration Date: October 25, 2014

Learn about our special local honey and all about how it's made.

Taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 25, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 25, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-games Date: October 25, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: October 25, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 25, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 25, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 25, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/esl-class Date: October 25, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-foilage-walk-ft-greene-tree-trail Date: October 25, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. Johns Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/its-my-park-day-at-st-johns-recreation-center Date: October 25, 2014

Please join the Friends of St. John's and neighbors for It's My Park Day at St. John's Recreation Center!

Volunteers will clean up and beautify the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves and a trowel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 467-5574

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Extravaganza 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 25, 2014

Join us the Halloween Extravaganza.

There will be a Haunted House by the Boy Scouts, bake tables by the Girl Scouts, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles, and much more.

Wear your costume for a parade and contest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540e5ca53b546.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival.

Make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants. and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3bd32b4464.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/amazing-maize-maze Date: October 25, 2014

Ready to be amaaazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farn has chosen an American flag design for this year's Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d6ec6d8da8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Boo at the Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/boo-at-the-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/boo-at-the-zoo Date: October 25, 2014

Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn and show off your character at the costume parade and dance party. Free with Zoo admission.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6646, -73.9647 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/pumpkin-picking Date: October 25, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: October 25, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/chair-zumba Date: October 25, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.

This class is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/fall-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Enjoy the fall season with inflatables, pumpkin picking, free concessions, a family costume contest, crafts, a folk music concert by the Ebony Hillbillies, a Thriller dance competition, trick or treating, and more!

This event is sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards & Friends of Brookville Park. The concert is brought to you by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz & Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.742 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Co-Ed Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/coed-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/coed-basketball-clinic Date: October 25, 2014

It's not just shooting hoops! This high-energy, interactive clinic provides youth with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games. Designed to help young people develop both on and off the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play and sportsmanship. Clinics are held every Saturday from April to October at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Ages 9 to 17. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Recreation programs are supported by the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410983625288.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 25, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 25, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[16th Annual Great PUPkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/16th-annual-great-pupkin-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/16th-annual-great-pupkin-festival Date: October 25, 2014

The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m.

If you need inspiration for your dog's costume, here is Jasmin Chang's awesome gallery of photos on the PUPS Flickr stream.

The rain date will be Sunday, October 26th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/24th-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/24th-annual-tompkins-square-halloween-dog-parade Date: October 25, 2014

Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year's parade will be sponsored by Purina Beggin' with contestants competing for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Extravaganza at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-extravaganza-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-extravaganza-at-the-conference-house Date: October 25, 2014

Enjoy bouncy rides, arts and crafts, games, tattoos, photo op’s, magic shows, an aerialist performance, and more. There will be a Toddlers Grumpy Pumpkin Patch for children under 5 years old only, as well as the All American Hot Dog Stand.

Food and drinks will be served all day!

Price details: Haunted Kitchen: $1/entry; Autumn Hayrides: $5/seat

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.503, -74.2517 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5432d42b3ad5f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-festival Date: October 25, 2014

Join a free day of spooky family fun at Crocheron Park. here will be games, costume contests, inflatable rides, a pumpkin patch, and much more.

Please note: This event has been moved to Crocheron Park.

The event is being co-sponsored by Council Member Paul Vallone and Friends of Fort Totten.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville Date: October 25, 2014

Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations, costumes, music, lights and kid-friendly candy.

It'll be best for older kids! But all kids are welcome at their parents' discretion. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to spook you there!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Halloween Haunted Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-halloween-haunted-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-halloween-haunted-walk Date: October 25, 2014

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good (and not-so-good) witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to the entrance of Lookout Hill on Center Drive. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings (though it may be frightening for very young children.) Enter the Park at the Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street entrance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6579, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/25/halloween-in-prospect-park-haunted-carousel Date: October 25, 2014

Take a spin on the Haunted Carousel at the Children's Corner. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as we play the classics on the Wurlitzer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-25 2014-10-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e99021f53.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST