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 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:47:58 GMT <![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: November 14, 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 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 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[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/gallery-tour Date: November 14, 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 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ed9170c465.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 14, 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 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 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[Behind the Scenes tour of Lego Dyckman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/behind-the-scenes-tour-of-lego-dyckman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/behind-the-scenes-tour-of-lego-dyckman Date: November 14, 2015

Join the master builder of this over 3,000 piece Lego® creation, Don Rice, for a sneak peek under the roof of Manhattan’s oldest farmhouse!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5634fa4fcb424.jpg Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/astronomy Date: November 14, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events 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: Fishing Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.51129913330100000, -74.20999908447300000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Wings Productions: Gypsy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/in-the-wings-productions-presents-gypsy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/14/in-the-wings-productions-presents-gypsy Date: November 14, 2015

The musical is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and her mother, Rose, the ultimate show business mother. After her daughter June (her first choice for stardom) elopes, Mama Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes a burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3525

Location: Music Hall (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-11-14 2015-11-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64339654484100000, -74.10136797533900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5630ebc2b0607.jpg Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: November 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 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[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/hatha-yoga Date: November 15, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.

Session fee: $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3PM the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560eda564aee6.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/family-art-project-dances-with-leaves Date: November 15, 2015

Toss fall leaves in the wind, or walk through a giant leaf pile. Carefully gather your own collection of varied shapes, textures and sizes of gorgeous fall foliage, then let them inspire you to represent autumn on paper as you create artful, framed hangings of leaf designs and delicate leaf prints.

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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edaa92bfb0.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/birding Date: November 15, 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. Our birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.80184383105200000, -73.96099954843500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb1ef3568c1.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wallpaper Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/wallpaper-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/wallpaper-family-day Date: November 15, 2015

Inspired by Talia Greene’s site-specific art installation Passage, we’re conducting a wallpaper family workshop. We’ll give you the tools to create a colorful, fall-inspired print that’s yours to keep!

Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org to RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Fort Greene Tree Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/fall-foliage-walk-fort-greene-tree-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/fall-foliage-walk-fort-greene-tree-trail Date: November 15, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb1f343dcaa.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: November 15, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Forest Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/fall-forest-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/fall-forest-weekends Date: November 15, 2015

Explore the Thain Family Forest at the Bronx Botanical Garden—the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City—and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage.

See the forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River hosted by the Bronx River Alliance and spot birds that call this woodland home. Tree climbing demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563badde0962c.jpg Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 15, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642426fefa1a.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: November 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Chapin Woods (in Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park)

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R118 Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59862307742300000, -74.10337481322300000 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/meditation Date: November 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edb1241990.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[239th Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/239th-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/239th-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-fort-washington Date: November 15, 2015

This year marks the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history.

The Brigade of the American Revolution will perform and lead drills. Come watch a blacksmith demonstration, listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts and play games from the revolutionary period. Tour the battle scene with heroine Margaret Corbin.

Prizes will be offered for the most authentic costumes!

Photo courtesy of Daniel Ulman

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93309783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56313cdd23c3d.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/goal-ball Date: November 15, 2015

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/paper-quilting Date: November 15, 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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/historic-new-york-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: November 15, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. This program will explore the Civil War-era tunnel at Fort Totten Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb1f8550b8e.JPG Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking DemoCooking with Roots: Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/cooking-democooking-with-roots-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/cooking-democooking-with-roots-sweet-potatoes Date: November 15, 2015

Related to the morning glory, the sweet potato makes an attractive trailing vine for the garden and provides tasty tubers for the kitchen. Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day and a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances to discover how to grow and cook this versatile vegetable. This is the next-to-last of our “Matter of Roots” series of cooking demonstrations, focusing on earthy vegetables, both humble and exotic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edb607f2b5.jpg Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Walk and Talk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/beach-walk-and-talk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/beach-walk-and-talk-at-conference-house-park Date: November 15, 2015

Join NYC Parks and New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery for a informational walk along the Park's shoreline from Page Avenue to Saterlee Avenue.

Learn about the rebuilding and resiliency efforts being developed and undertaken by the City and State to protect Staten Island's southern shoreline from future severe weather events. Hear from the professionals developing the Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Dunes projects.

The walk is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Page Avenue Beach Parking Lot

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2015-11-15 2015-11-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50235656791800000, -74.22821140289300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642131d1f6c1.JPG Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: November 15, 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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 15, 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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 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[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 15, 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 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edbc05bb8d.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Super Science Sleuths: Project FeederWatch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/super-science-sleuths-project-feederwatch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/super-science-sleuths-project-feederwatch Date: November 15, 2015

Learn about this citizen science bird monitoring initiative, then create a pine cone bird feeder.

This program is 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 15, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 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[In The Wings Productions: Gypsy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/in-the-wings-productions-presents-gypsy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/15/in-the-wings-productions-presents-gypsy Date: November 15, 2015

The musical is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and her mother, Rose, the ultimate show business mother. After her daughter June (her first choice for stardom) elopes, Mama Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes a burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3525

Location: Music Hall (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-11-15 2015-11-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.64339654484100000, -74.10136797533900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5630ebc2b0607.jpg Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 16, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: November 16, 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 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 16, 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 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/teen-pass Date: November 16, 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 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/16/3-to-6-club Date: November 16, 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 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-basketball Date: November 17, 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 St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2015-11-17 2015-11-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Project: Turn & Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/compost-project-turn-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/compost-project-turn-learn Date: November 17, 2015

Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3525

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5630ed0d8a30f.jpeg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 17, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642426fefa1a.jpg Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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/2015/11/17/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/le-petit-art Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edc1b45bd7.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/gallery-tour Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560edc6a4c18e.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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/2015/11/17/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/teen-pass Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/3-to-6-club Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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/2015/11/17/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/go-girl-athletics Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: November 17, 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 2015-11-17 2015-11-17 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[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 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[NYRR: Striders, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/nyrr-striders-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/nyrr-striders-run-for-life Date: November 18, 2015

The New York Road Runners offer 20+ free walking sessions every week in senior centers, parks, and neighborhood facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The NYRR Striders program is geared toward adults ages 30+ and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise, to make running and walking more accessible, and to increase the presence of fitness walkers and older adults in NYRR five-borough events year-round.

Make new friends. Enhance your cardiovascular health. Explore your neighborhood. Have fun with NYRR coaches! Come ready to walk; bring water and wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 758-9650

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f0590b50bd4.jpg Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird and Natural History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/midweek-bird-and-natural-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/midweek-bird-and-natural-history-walk Date: November 18, 2015

We will be searching for migrating waterfowl on the reservoir and songbirds in the plantings around the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 483-7110

Location: Entrance near the greenhouse (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62694352833500000, -74.09123849868800000 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 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/2015/11/18/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/nycsparx Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 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/2015/11/18/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/teen-pass Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/3-to-6-club Date: November 18, 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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Basketball Skills and Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/basketball-skills-and-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/18/basketball-skills-and-drills Date: November 18, 2015

Youth and teens ages 12-17 years participate in this 10-week program that further teaches and strengthens athletic conditioning through basketball.

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 2015-11-18 2015-11-18 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 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[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 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[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 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/2015/11/19/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 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[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 19, 2015

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Autumn Foliage Walk at Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/autumn-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/autumn-foliage-walk Date: November 19, 2015

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Bring your friends, family, and your camera! Hot beverages will be provided. Meet us at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56312e598fd76.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: November 19, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: November 19, 2015

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/teen-pass Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/3-to-6-club Date: November 19, 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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/teen-fitness Date: November 19, 2015

Youth and teens ages 12-17 years are can use utilize the cardio and weight training rooms to build strength and endurance under the supervision of trained personnel.

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 2015-11-19 2015-11-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Group Structure and By-Laws 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/19/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 Date: November 19, 2015

Is your garden group in need of structure and more organization? This workshop will help you to hone the fundamentals of group structure. Learn the basics of by-laws and how to write them so that your garden group has a guide to working together effectively. While all registered GreenThumb gardens must follow the GreenThumb rules, the by-laws serve as a reference for situations in which there is confusion about how the organization runs. This workshop will help you work issues of membership and conflict into your group structure.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Living Restorations

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2015-11-19 2015-11-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.64011800000000000, -74.07592690000000000 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/farmers-market-friday Date: November 20, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-11-20 2015-11-20 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/childrens-story-time-art Date: November 20, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 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/2015/11/20/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 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/2015/11/20/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 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[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/nycsparx Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/seasonal-crafts Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/kids-art-class Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/teen-pass Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/3-to-6-club Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Green Girls After School Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/green-girls-after-school-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/green-girls-after-school-program Date: November 20, 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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2015-11-20 2015-11-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75670117430000000, -73.93281698230000000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/20/go-girl-athletics Date: November 20, 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 2015-11-20 2015-11-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 21, 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 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/bird-walks Date: November 21, 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 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 21, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 21, 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 2015-11-21 2015-11-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT