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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:57:21 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 10, 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 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: November 10, 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 comfiortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Preregistration with Parks Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information, visit the Adapted Aquatics page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/sit-aerobics Date: November 10, 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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Playground 103 Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/playground-103-community-input-meeting Date: November 10, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including East Harlem's Playground 103. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Houses Community Center (in Playground 103 CIII)

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2014-11-10 2014-11-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7889, -73.9405 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545bd4b4a513a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/10/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: November 10, 2014

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-10 2014-11-10 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 11, 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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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 11, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 11, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: November 11, 2014

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. The route involves 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 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[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/rock-your-seat Date: November 11, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

This program requires Recreation Center membership. Please visit the Membership Information page to find out more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8278188ae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/abs-work-out Date: November 11, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/soldiers-and-sailors-monument-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/soldiers-and-sailors-monument-open-house Date: November 11, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The monument's cornerstone was laid by New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt in 1899, and was officially dedicated in 1902.

During open hours, stop by to take a peek inside this historic monument and commemorate the Union Soldiers and Sailors lost during the Civil War, and honor any veterans in your own circle of friends.

Short guided tours of the plaza and monument will be given at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 11, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/meditation-class Date: November 11, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 11, 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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/gallery-tour Date: November 11, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room, Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e86a0b68ae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: November 11, 2014

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

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 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 11, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-11 2014-11-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Stage Performance of The Little Flower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/stage-performance-of-the-little-flower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/stage-performance-of-the-little-flower Date: November 11, 2014

Bartow-Pell is proud to co-sponsor with the Pelham Picture House this one-man show by Tony Lo Bianco about Mayor Fiorello La Guardia during his last days in office in 1945. La Guardia used Bartow-Pell as his “summer city hall” in 1936. Mr. Lo Bianco has been involved in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances either acting or as a writer, director or producer. The Picture House (1921) is the oldest continuously running movie theater in Westchester County. Tickets $30; available at thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolf’s Lane, Pelham.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/11/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 11, 2014

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-11-11 2014-11-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 12, 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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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/hunts-point-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/hunts-point-invasive-removal-and-site-clean-up Date: November 12, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Garrison to help care for and clean up a newly planted forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Technical Leader at Edgewater Road and Garrison Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are high school age and above. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Garrison Avenue and Edgewater Road

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8213, -73.8847 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 12, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/body-sculpting Date: November 12, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/sit-aerobics Date: November 12, 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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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 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/2014/11/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 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[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/dancercise Date: November 12, 2014

Get in shape with dance moves using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 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 Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 12, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 12, 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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/recycletoart Date: November 12, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Piers Park Ribbon Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bush-terminal-piers-park-ribbon-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/bush-terminal-piers-park-ribbon-cutting Date: November 12, 2014

Come celebrate the formal opening of Sunset Park's new recreation area, Bush Terminal Piers Park.

A recreational destination in the industrial section of Sunset Park, Bush Terminal Piers Park is a lovely waterfront park with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This site, once a port complex was cleaned up and opened as a public park in early November. Visitors to the park can enter at 43rd Street and 1st Avenue, and walk along the waterfront esplanade and past the tidal ponds and restored wetlands. Visitors will find two multi-purpose soccer and baseball fields as well as an open lawn area featuring impressive views.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 2:00 pm 40.6537, -74.0189 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545ba2b815fa2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Park Jam for Peace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fall-park-jam-for-peace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/fall-park-jam-for-peace Date: November 12, 2014

Please join El Puente, the Friends of Hope Ballfield, and community members for a celebration where hip-hop artists will facilitate dance tutorials for the community and a break dance battle.

This sustainability event promotes the themes of strengthening community and health by promoting non-violence and positive activities in our local park while engaging participants in dance as a viable form of exercise.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 387-0404

Location: Hope Ballfield Community Space (in Hope Ballfield)

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B429 Hope Ballfield 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.697, -73.9171 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: November 12, 2014

Did you have trouble keeping your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it’s growing in. We will cover soil health basics. Included in this will be different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of your soil, thereby getting your plants well-nourished and viable.

Please bring a photo ID to be admitted into the building.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-11-12 2014-11-12 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Ranaqua Park Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/ranaqua-park-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/ranaqua-park-community-input-meeting Date: November 12, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including Mott Haven's Ranaqua Park. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mott Haven Academy Charter School (in Ranaqua Park)

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X272 Ranaqua Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8063, -73.9209 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 12, 2014

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: November 12, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

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 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Reusable Art Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/12/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making Date: November 12, 2014

Join artists from Materials for the Arts for an art making workshop for adults.

Experiment with the many ways the reusable materials around us can be repurposed into fantastic art pieces. Learn various techniques in making sculptures from materials such as wire, plastic, buttons, paper scraps, and much more.

MFTA is donating all the found objects and supplies for your art project. You'll get to take home your sculpture! No experience is necessary.

Materials for the Arts, a unit of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, is NYC’s premier reuse facility, offering thousands of pounds of reusable materials as art supplies to the city’s Public Artists. The MFTA Gallery hosts exhibits of artwork made from repurposed materials and MFTA offers workshops to thousands of students, teachers, and community members of NYC.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Recreation Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-11-12 2014-11-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542ec13d16244.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 13, 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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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: November 13, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 13, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[New York City Procurement Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/new-york-city-procurement-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/new-york-city-procurement-fair Date: November 13, 2014

Join NYC Parks at the upcoming 8th annual New York City Procurement Fair. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow contractors, NYC Parks, and other New York City government agencies.

This year, the Parks Department will be have an “Opportunity Room” where MWBE’s will have one-on-one meetings with a General Contractor to discuss their respective capabilities and how they may possibly work together on future projects. These are General Contractors who have recently been awarded contracts and are looking for MWBE's to meet their goals. Areas of interest are: concrete; asphalt, electricians, HVAC, plumbing, trucking, landscapers, fencing and photographer.

The Opportunity Rooms begin at 11:00 a.m. Please come to the Parks table to sign up.

For any questions regarding this event, please email MWBE.Capital@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: BNY Mellon

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7143, -74.0123 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: November 13, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 13, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 13, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/blooming-naturalists Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/learn-to-draw Date: November 13, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/nature-on-the-go Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/animal-encounter Date: November 13, 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 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 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[Grow to Learn Workshop: Think Outside the Box: Bed-Building for School Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/grow-to-learn-workshop-think-outside-the-box-bedbuilding-for-school-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/grow-to-learn-workshop-think-outside-the-box-bedbuilding-for-school-gardens Date: November 13, 2014

Join the Grow to Learn team for a hands-on workshop covering the basic principles behind building raised beds.

Participants will practice using basic power tools and learn tricks and techniques for assembling raised beds. We'll apply these same basic techniques to "outside the box" raised beds, including L-shaped raised beds, double-high raised beds, tiered-raised beds, and beds of unusual dimensions.

Please note: Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building. Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be eligible to request soil, compost, mulch, and lumber from Greenthumb.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 373 / The Brooklyn Transition Center

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.699, -73.945 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[UCC Youth Farm Workshop: How to Make Natural Lip Balm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-how-to-make-natural-lip-balm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/ucc-youth-farm-workshop-how-to-make-natural-lip-balm Date: November 13, 2014

Make natural lip balms with local wax from Gemma's Brooklyn bees. RSVP required for supplies.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tool Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/greenthumb-workshop-tool-maintenance Date: November 13, 2014

Bring your pruning tools for cleaning and sharpening at this hands-on workshop. Maintaining your garden tools will extend their lifetime indefinitely, making gardening easier and safer. This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Enter via the Mosholu Gate, across the street from Metro North Botanical Garden Station.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-13 2014-11-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island 'Parks' Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/staten-island-parks-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/13/staten-island-parks-art Date: November 13, 2014

As part of Conference House Park's ongoing program "Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology" , a thematic series of free nature walks, talks, and art workshops designed to encompass the various natural elements of the Park and the surrounding environs, on Thursday November 13th, award-winning and acclaimed artist Sarah Yuster will discuss her painting and the varied Staten Island landscapes (and parks) that provide her endless creative inspiration.

Ms. Yuster is a painter known for her urban landscapes and insightful portraits.

Notable clientele, collections include:

• Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery - Nobel laureate Saul Bellow

• National Air & Space Museum - Neil DeGrasse Tyson – astrophysicist

• Harvard University - E.O. Wilson - evolutionary biologist

• Yale University - Coit Liles (Skull and Bones Society)

• Bangkok Royal Family Compound, Thailand - triptych for N. Songkhla

• New Balance Amory Track - Ted Corbitt, Olympian

She‘s also been commisioned by the Wall Street Journal, The NY State Legislature, City University of NY, and the NYC Department of Education among others.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5460c9de6b921.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:43 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: November 14, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 14, 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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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/farmers-market-fridays Date: November 14, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/sit-aerobics Date: November 14, 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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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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 Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/tai-chi1 Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: November 14, 2014

Travel back in time to the sheepfold and its grazing green, then jump to modern day Park highlights in the vicinity, including a world-famous restaurant, Sheep Meadow, the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms, and the Children's District with its famous Carousel.

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 m.p.h. 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: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff7fcc6df11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 14, 2014

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/blooming-naturalists Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/house-tours Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/nature-on-the-go Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/seasonal-crafts Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/animal-encounter Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 14, 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 2014-11-14 2014-11-14 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/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/14/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 14, 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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2014-11-14 2014-11-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 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[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/15/bird-walk Date: November 15, 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 2014-11-15 2014-11-15 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST