NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:59:08 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[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 3, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 3, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-03 2013-12-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market Reopens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market-reopens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market-reopens Date: December 3, 2013

Union Square's sister market is back!

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market will open from Tuesday, December 3rd until Tuesday, December 24th; market hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on December 24th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Jewelry Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/jewelry-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/jewelry-making-workshop Date: December 3, 2013

Learn basics of elegant jewelry making for adults.

Participants must bring their own materials, including a beading board, bead box, round nose plyer, chain nose plyer, side cutter, light spring cutter, eye pins: 1" & 1 1/2" metal, head pins 1" & 1 1/2" metal, Lobster Claw or spring rings, fish hook earring wires or lever backs, jump rings round soldered rings, and pearl beads: glass or plastic 4mm, 6mm, 8mm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 3, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: December 3, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[7th Annual Community Chanukah Celebration: Bright Lights Big Menorah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/7th-annual-community-chanukah-celebration-bright-lights-big-menorah http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/7th-annual-community-chanukah-celebration-bright-lights-big-menorah Date: December 3, 2013

Join the Chabad at Beekman-Sutton and The Sutton Area Community Association for the lighting of the Sutton Place Menorah.

Enjoy latkes, doughnuts, music and dancing, as well as a performance by Chabad Kids Choir.

There will be arts and crafts, face painting and more for kids.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 758-3770

Location: Sutton Place and East 57th Street (in Sutton Place Park)

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M108R Sutton Place Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 4:00 pm 40.7554, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/annual-menorah-lighting Date: December 3, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: The Tree Lighting Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/bryant-park-the-tree-lighting-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/03/bryant-park-the-tree-lighting-show Date: December 3, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Join us for the 8th annual Tree Lighting Show at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, hosted by 106.7 Lite FM's Bob Bronson and Christine Nagy.

There will be musical performances by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Young People's Chorus of New York, the Loston Harris Trio, and Carly Rose Sonenclar. There will be skating performances by Johnny Weir, Sasha Cohen, and The Haydenettes. Mariano Rivera will make a special appearance.

The park's 50-foot Norway Spruce will be decorated in over 30,000 white and red LED lights and 3,500 starbursts, balls, snowflakes, and icicle ornaments in wintry silver, pearly white, and iridescent red and blue.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-03 2013-12-03 6:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 4, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 4, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-04 2013-12-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: December 4, 2013

This Fitness Interval & Strength Training (F.I.S.T.) class is a full body workout that focuses on core movements, strength and cardio training. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 4, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations7 Date: December 4, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5d0a64365.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/annual-menorah-lighting Date: December 4, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shore Road Park Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shore-road-park-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shore-road-park-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2013

Celebrate the holiday season at Shore Road Park Conservancy's annual tree lighting.

Enjoy musical selections by Mary Carmosino, Xaverian High School Chorus and Pep Band, and the chorus and guitarists from The Guild for Exceptional Children.

Bring your cameras for photo ops with Santa! Santa always stops by to visit with the children and hand out gifts.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

This year, honoree Lieutenant Colonel Lee C. Anderson will light the tree.

Rain date is December 5.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 90th Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 6:30 pm 40.6223, -74.0403 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 5, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/wreath-interpretations Date: December 5, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/craniosacral-relaxation Date: December 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:08 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 5, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: "The Art of Tibetan Medicine: Bodies in Balance"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-rubin-museum-of-art-at-chelsea-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-rubin-museum-of-art-at-chelsea-recreation-center Date: December 5, 2013

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially Tibetan art.

In honor of its tenth anniversary, the Museum will present the exhibition The Art of Tibetan Medicine: Bodies In Balance opening in March 2014. Rubin Museum Education Director Bill Appleton will introduce the Museum’s collection and exhibitions in a free, interactive workshop.

Please RSVP since space is limited. RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 5, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/poetry-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/poetry-jam Date: December 5, 2013

Showcase your lyrical and creative skills to the community!

This is an event for youth ages 12-21 to perfom their poetry. All are welcome to attend and support our young poets.

Recreation center membership is required in order to perform.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[2013 Jackson Square Holiday Celebration and Fundraising Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/2013-jackson-square-holiday-celebration-and-fundraising-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/2013-jackson-square-holiday-celebration-and-fundraising-party Date: December 5, 2013

Join the Jackson Square Alliance for the holiday tree lighting ceremony, followed by a fundraising party at 6:30 p.m.

The ceremony will feature the P.S. 41 Songbirds Choir and the Integral Yoga Institute.

Refreshments provided by local merchants will be served.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackson Square

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M044 Jackson Square 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.739, -74.0029 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Westchester Square Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting Date: December 5, 2013

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6642

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

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

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

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

Everyone is invited to the annual Holiday Interfaith Celebration!

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 6, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 6, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 6, 2013

See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from the Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 6, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: December 6, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts Date: December 6, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: December 6, 2013

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

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

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 922-9600

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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

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

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 7, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 7, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: December 7, 2013

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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