NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:45:09 GMT <![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-alley-giant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-alley-giant Date: November 27, 2015

At 134 feet tall with a circumference of 18.6 feet, the Alley Giant—a tulip tree—is the tallest and oldest living organism in the city. It is estimated to be between 350 and 450 years of age.

This Black Friday, meet a tree that is older than the United States.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5640e2c82c897.jpg Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 27, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/seasonal-crafts Date: November 27, 2015

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 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/nycsparx Date: November 27, 2015

Girls who like dancing, fashion, games, apps, sports, fitness, chatting and technology will love this program! They'll learn coding, tinkering, app building, technology and get homework help and college prep. Appropriate for young women ages 12-17.

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/kids-art-class Date: November 27, 2015

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/3-to-6-club Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/teen-pass Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/go-girl-athletics Date: November 27, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Girls After School Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/green-girls-after-school-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/green-girls-after-school-program Date: November 27, 2015

Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources. Open to girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, Green Girls continues throughout the school year with FREE weekly sessions at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Queens. Green Girls after school combines science, technology, interactive games and field trips that focus on the healthy and well-being of our waterways.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602788

Location: IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City.

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2015-11-27 2015-11-27 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75670117430000000, -73.93281698230000000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 28, 2015

The Pelham Bay Park Picture the Park! Exhibit features 30 photos from each of five categories about Pelham Bay Park – Seasons, People in the Park, Wildlife, Infused by Bronx History and Scenic Vistas. Winning photos were chosen based on the number of Facebook “likes” each photo received. The contest took place on the Friends’ Facebook page from February 1 through May of this year. Each photo offers interesting perspectives on how the park is used and viewed by people who love it. The Grand Prize Winner is Nilka Martell, whose photo “Split Rock” received the most “likes” on Facebook.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 28, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks Date: November 28, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: November 28, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy! Check out Good.Clean.Fun. on Facebook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 28, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Get Moving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/kids-get-moving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/kids-get-moving Date: November 28, 2015

Children ages 8 through 12 years old will learn fundamental basketball and soccer skills, and training.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR: Open Run, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life Date: November 28, 2015

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, NYRR is working with community leaders to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person completes the course. Most courses are three laps of the park for a total distance of about three miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No advance registration is required; register and sign a waiver on site. Open to all ages. Open to all experience levels; walkers are welcome. Strollers and dogs on leash are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/learn-to-play-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/learn-to-play-basketball Date: November 28, 2015

Children and youth ages 6-12 year will learn fundamental basketball skills and training at this free class.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. This moderate intensity hike features a faster-paced walk through rugged terrain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday after Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/saturday-after-thanksgiving-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/saturday-after-thanksgiving-hike Date: November 28, 2015

Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on this free hike with the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy.

The hike begins at the Greenbelt Nature Center and continues on the trails within central Greenbelt. This moderately-paced hike is over 90 minutes long and recommended for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. Please contact the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy at (718) 351-3450 or naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56004e2217815.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 28, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/holiday-train-show Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McDonald Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/its-my-park-at-mcdonald-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/its-my-park-at-mcdonald-playground Date: November 28, 2015

This It's My Park season, Partnerships for Parks invites you to come out and join members of the community to help beautify McDonald Playground by raking leaves, planting bulbs, and helping with general park clean-up. All supplies will be provided. We look forward to a great day of beautifying McDonald Playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5353

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62910079956055000, -74.11550140380860000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 28, 2015

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ee138baa59.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/discovery-walk-for-families Date: November 28, 2015

Bring your family for a guided walk in Central Park and take part in hands-on exploration. Learn about what makes Central Park a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Borrow a Discovery Kit — a rugged backpack filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and other discovery tools.

Free; RSVP to let us know you’re coming. Ages 5+. Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5617ebc5256a5.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: November 28, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/holiday-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/holiday-arts-crafts-fair Date: November 28, 2015

Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f482a82de0a.jpg Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/thanksgiving-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/thanksgiving-holiday Date: November 28, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for holiday programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Paper Quilting, 1–3pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Now at Lefferts: Our annual show with the Brooklyn Quilters Guild is on display in the month of November. While you are here, make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 28, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/paper-quilting Date: November 28, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Quilters Guild present their annual show for display in the month of November. While you are here make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/fall-foliage-hike Date: November 28, 2015

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors on this hike through Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb222edaa59.JPG Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 28, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Native American culture is celebrated in this special program at Fort Greene Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/hunter-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/hunter-island-hike-moderate Date: November 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. This hike is of moderate intensity, featuring a fairly long, faster-paced walk on moderate terrain.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602e282e75a6.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/le-petit-art Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/gallery-tour Date: November 28, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ee1945f54c.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/astronomy Date: November 28, 2015

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb22a5033a1.JPG Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: November 29, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 29, 2015

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ee1e3c8ad9.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/holiday-train-show Date: November 29, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-11-29 2015-11-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: The World's Fair Adventure Quest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/rangers-choice-the-worlds-fair-adventure-quest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/rangers-choice-the-worlds-fair-adventure-quest Date: November 29, 2015

Learn about the World’s Fair and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as you’ve never experienced before. This challenge leads teams through the park on a part scavenger hunt, part walking tour combining easy physical challenges, photo clues, and searches while testing your knowledge of local history.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2015-11-29 2015-11-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb23836d5d4.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/holiday-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/holiday-arts-crafts-fair Date: November 29, 2015

Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f482a82de0a.jpg Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge Date: November 29, 2015

Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Explore the history of the Brooklyn Bridge from the time when it was first built to its present day place in our growing city and our most modern park that spans below it, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70291421044900000, -73.99477791786200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb24621b16d.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 29, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park with Friends of Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park Date: November 29, 2015

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

Please register online here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/thanksgiving-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/thanksgiving-holiday Date: November 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for holiday programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Paper Quilting, 1–3pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Now at Lefferts: Our annual show with the Brooklyn Quilters Guild is on display in the month of November. While you are here, make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/paper-quilting Date: November 29, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Quilters Guild present their annual show for display in the month of November. While you are here make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter On A Flatbush Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/winter-on-a-flatbush-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/winter-on-a-flatbush-farm Date: November 29, 2015

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th-century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make a candle, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy Dutch treats made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. St. Nicholas will visit at 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: November 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/modern-survival-skills Date: November 29, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

In this program learn about the modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56144390d9686.JPG Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 29, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ee228afe06.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 29, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/29/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 29, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program focuses on the local animals that primarily come out at night.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.79420089721680000, -73.96279907226562000 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 30, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 30, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 30, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/teen-pass Date: November 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/3-to-6-club Date: November 30, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[16th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/16th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/30/16th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: November 30, 2015

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Sixteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway and 63rd Street, and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers, and more as they welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing, and fun for everyone.

Entertainment
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Foodies and Holiday Cheer
Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1 - $4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2015-11-30 2015-11-30 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.77180099487305000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a07f08010f.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 1, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis Date: December 1, 2015

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/holiday-train-show Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-01 2015-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 1, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 1, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 1, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 1, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/le-petit-art Date: December 1, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 1, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/teen-pass Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/3-to-6-club Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/go-girl-athletics Date: December 1, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting Skate-tacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/tree-lighting-skatetacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/tree-lighting-skatetacular Date: December 1, 2015

Join the Bryant Park Corporation for the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular! Enjoy the lighting of the tree, and a performance of holiday story "The Lights Before Christmas" on the ice, followed by public skating to live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information about the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, visit wintervillage.org.

The event, which coincides with Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, sustains the season of giving at Bryant Park by spotlighting Bank of America support of (RED) and the impact of their efforts to eradicate AIDS.

On this special day, Bank of America partner, VISA, is contributing $.30 to (RED) for every purchase made at participating Winter Village merchants with a Bank of America credit or debit card.

Made possible by Bank of America and VISA

About the performance

The Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is a holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas, written for Bryant Park by award-winning New York playwright Jon Caren, and narrated by legendary actor and New Yorker, Danny Aiello.

Directed by acclaimed director Jonathan Silverstein, the show features music from Big Band Holidays, a new album by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and a live concert by The Chris Pattishall All Star Ensemble, curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The skaters are internationally renowned: Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and US National Champion; OlympianBrian Boitano, Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first American skater to land a triple axel; Johnny Weir, two-time Olympian, three-time US champion and crowd favorite; 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists and two-time World Champions, Meryl Davis andCharlie White who also competed on Dancing with the Stars; and The Haydenettes, 2015 National Gold Medalists and the most successful US synchronized skating team.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75353622436523400, -73.98333740234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564bcf891b2bc.jpg Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-12-01 2015-12-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 2, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/holiday-train-show Date: December 2, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-02 2015-12-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 2, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird And Natural History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/midweek-bird-and-natural-history-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/midweek-bird-and-natural-history-walks Date: December 2, 2015

Search for migrating waterfowl on the pond and in Raritan Bay.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (518) 645-0220

Location: Parks Building in Main Parking Lot (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51744136466700000, -74.19066144300400000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 2, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/nycsparx Date: December 2, 2015

Girls who like dancing, fashion, games, apps, sports, fitness, chatting and technology will love this program! They'll learn coding, tinkering, app building, technology and get homework help and college prep. Appropriate for young women ages 12-17.

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/02/teen-pass Date: December 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-02 2015-12-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT