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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:37:11 GMT <![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/winter-solstice-celebration-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/winter-solstice-celebration-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2015

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family!

Enjoy live musical performances by The Rough Dozen, photos with Santa (fee required), a garden tour, botanical crafts (while supplies last), the tree lighting, and blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop!

While the event is free, photos with Santa require a fee.

Schedule
1 p.m. - Garden tour
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Photos with Santa (additional fee)
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Botanical crafts (while supplies last)
2 p.m. - Join artist Mayen Alcantara on a walk through the Garden as she creates a site-specific art piece
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen acapella group (Sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts)
5 p.m. - Tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Dress for the weather!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564608c1947dc.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: December 6, 2015

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

This program features methods and skills for fire making, along with campfire safety. This program is family-friendly, but recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Conifer Walk with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/historical-conifer-walk-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/historical-conifer-walk-with-author-leslie-day Date: December 6, 2015

Come tour the Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day, author of a Field Guide to New York City.

Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564cdb454ad85.jpg Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 6, 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 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Tree Identification Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/winter-tree-identification-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/winter-tree-identification-hike-light Date: December 6, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. This hike is of light intensity, featuring a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths and an introduction to tree identification.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb24fcb0667.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sense-ational Science: Kitchen Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/senseational-science-kitchen-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/senseational-science-kitchen-edition Date: December 6, 2015

Discover the magic that may already exist in your refrigerator and cabinets.

This program will feature cool demos, such as a lemon clock, and something exciting to take home.

Registration is required. Please contact the Staten island Greeenbelt 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 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 6, 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 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1325667f5.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Swingtime Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/concert-swingtime-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/concert-swingtime-big-band Date: December 6, 2015

This weekend, welcome the holidays with the 20-piece Swingtime Big Band, under the direction of Steven Shaiman. Enjoy the unmistakable combination of reeds, brass, and rhythm sections that defined our nation’s popular music from the 1930s to the '50s. The band plays seasonal tunes, selections from the American Songbook and Sinatra favorites—in honor of his 100th birthday. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 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 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d13961cf41.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 6, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 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[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting1 Date: December 6, 2015

Join the Bowne Park Civic Association for the lighting of the holiday tree in Bowne Park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.77050018310547000, -73.80729675292969000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2015

Come to the annual lighting of the Glendale Christmas tree with music, refreshments, toys, and a visit from Santa Claus!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue and Cooper Avenue (in Glendale Veterans Triangle)

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Q075 Glendale Veterans Triangle 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.70183743165300000, -73.88082041818200000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[2015 Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/2015-fort-greene-park-holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/2015-fort-greene-park-holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2015

Join Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project for our second annual holiday tree lighting! Caroling, neighbors, Santa, and free holiday cheer await. Free hot drinks courtesy of FGPC and MARP.

Please consider bringing in new, packaged toys to benefit the annual toy drive held by Fort Greene SNAP and the Whitman Resident Association.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69322620167900000, -73.97394633293200000 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2015

A cherished, family tradition: carols, Cantori choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate, and an evening your family will cherish for years to come.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 459-4455

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77489852905273400, -73.94380187988281000 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bayside Hills Civic Association Holiday Lighting Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/bayside-hills-civic-association-holiday-lighting-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/bayside-hills-civic-association-holiday-lighting-festival Date: December 6, 2015

Come celebrate with us!

Invided guests and activities include:

  • elected officials
  • Monsignor Martin T. Geraghty, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
  • Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin, Israel Center of Conservative Judaism
  • St. Robert's Folk Singers
  • P.S. 203's "Les Chanteurs" and 2nd grade chorus
  • Chanukah songs / Christmas carols / tree trimming and lighting
  • Santa Claus
  • Refreshments, and more!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue Mall (in Bell Malls)

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Q268 Bell Malls 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75248579624500000, -73.76459767073200000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 6, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-06 2015-12-06 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 6, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-06 2015-12-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/2015-annual-park-avenue-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/06/2015-annual-park-avenue-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 6, 2015

The tradition of lighting trees on Park Avenue began seventy years ago when several Park Avenue families wanted a special way to honor those men and women who died in World War II. Today the illuminated trees, which appear on the Park Avenue Malls between 54th and 97th Streets, remain a symbol of peace and a reminder of the sacrifices made to attain it.

The trees are traditionally lit on the first Sunday evening of December following a ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Avenue and 91st Street) that serves as a reminder of the original meaning of the lights and a celebration of the holiday season.

In the early days, the costs of the tree lighting were underwritten by just a few families but now this sparkling display is made possible each year by contributions The Fund for Park Avenue receives from the community.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park Avenue and 91st Street

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2015-12-06 2015-12-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78359898980100000, -73.95509198149600000 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 7, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 7, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 7, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/teen-pass Date: December 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/3-to-6-club Date: December 7, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 7, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-07 2015-12-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/07/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 7, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-07 2015-12-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 8, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 8, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis Date: December 8, 2015

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 8, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/holiday-train-show Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-08 2015-12-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 8, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 8, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 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[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/le-petit-art Date: December 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 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[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/3-to-6-club Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/teen-pass Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/mad-sq-holiday1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/mad-sq-holiday1 Date: December 8, 2015

Come to the annual tree lighting and holiday celebration at Madison Square Park!

This year’s Mad. Sq. Holiday Tree decor is being designed by David Beahm Experiences and will feature beautiful and shimmery silver and gold decorations, echoing Mad. Sq. Art’s current sculptural exhibition, Fata Morgana, by artist Teresita Fernández. The countdown to the illumination of the Tree of Light begins at 4:45 p.m.

This festive celebration will feature a variety of seasonal activities including a candy cane reindeer craft activity, a winter tree identification activity with Mad. Sq. Park’s Gardener Steph, and plenty of performances including Sing for Hope Youth Chorus, Finding Neverland the Musical, The New York Life Singers, and our returning favorite kindie performer Audra Rox!

Last but not least, Taste of Home‘s Gingerbread Blvd. is coming back to Madison Square Park to help set the holiday mood. Neighborhood restaurants Hill Country Chicken and Almond will also be onsite serving delicious treats to the holiday crowds.

Thank you to Mad. Sq. Holiday sponsors Taste of Home and Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 520-7600

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5665ee588c728.jpg Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Sculpture Workshop with Artist Monica Banks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/kids-sculpture-workshop-with-artist-monica-banks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/kids-sculpture-workshop-with-artist-monica-banks Date: December 8, 2015

Teens will join artist Monica Banks for a workshop inspired by her sculptures Luisa and Rusty installed at the center. Monica will teach participants how to make wire sculptures, which they can bring home after the workshop. Materials will be provided.

In 2002, Percent for Art commissioned artist Monica Banks to create Louisa, a horse located outside the basketball court, and Rusty, a dog located in the lobby near the front desk at the recreation center. Both sculptures were forged from continuous steel rods and resemble three-dimensional line drawings. The artist explains that by installing these "functionless" sculptures at a recreation center, she hopes to inspire children's interest in creating and admiring works of art.

Suggested ages 11 - 18

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-12-08 2015-12-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56535b7524348.jpg Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/go-girl-athletics Date: December 8, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 8, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-08 2015-12-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 8, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraising for GreenThumb Garden Groups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/fundraising-for-garden-groups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/fundraising-for-garden-groups Date: December 8, 2015

Partnerships for Parks invites GreenThumb gardeners to this Partnership Academy workshop to learn how to put together a fundraising plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, hear from industry professionals, learn best fundraising practices from other community groups, hear about grants, learn 10 fundraising techniques and when to use them, and the basics of budgeting.

Please call (212) 602-5349 to register or RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters

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2015-12-08 2015-12-08 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.84729766845703000, -73.87070465087890000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Celebration & Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/holiday-celebration-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/holiday-celebration-concert Date: December 8, 2015

Please join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for a holiday celebration that will feature a performance by Vy Higginsen's (The Mama Foundation) Gospel Teens Choir. There will be a tree lighting, menorah lighting, and Kinara lighting. A special award presentation to honor the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary, Harlem. Light refreshments will be served.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-797-9938

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565df668df639.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: December 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 9, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 9, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 9, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/holiday-train-show Date: December 9, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-09 2015-12-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 9, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 9, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 9, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 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/2015/12/09/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/nycsparx Date: December 9, 2015

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

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/teen-pass Date: December 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/3-to-6-club Date: December 9, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 9, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Basketball Skills and Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/basketball-skills-and-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/basketball-skills-and-drills Date: December 9, 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 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/annual-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/annual-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 9, 2015

Join the Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring the Angelus Choir, followed by free hot chocolate and cookies at Dag's Cafe.

The Angelus Choir performs traditional carols and sing-along to holiday favorites. Director: Izabela Grajner - Partyka.

Presented by Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in cooperation with Dag's Patio Cafe, Vanderbilt YMCA, and NYC Parks.

Special thanks to the Turtle Bay Association for donating the large fir tree in the center dome, and to other contributors for the lit trees in the fountains, and winter decor.

For more information, please contact the Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at (212) 826-8980. For weather updates, please check their website at hammarskjoldplaza.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 826-8980

Location: East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues (in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)

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M203C Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75243118384100000, -73.96881710689300000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 9, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-09 2015-12-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/greenthumb-workshop-wreath-making Date: December 9, 2015

Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own handmade, festive wreath. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and family members. Wreath making can be a great community garden activity or garden fundraising event.

RSVP online.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318359400, -73.97129821777344000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 9, 2015

Rob Susman Brass Quartet, children, and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565870f8322a3.jpg Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[City Harvest: Food For Thought]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/city-harvest-food-for-thought http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/09/city-harvest-food-for-thought Date: December 9, 2015

Come share your thoughts and ideas about the City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods initiative, including nutrition education, community partnerships, mobile markets, City Harvest Fruit Bowl, and the Healthy Retail program. Event is free to attend with dinner provided. Register today here or by emailing bedstuy@cityharvest.org or calling (646) 412-0937.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0937

Location: The Pzer Building

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2015-12-09 2015-12-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69982410000000000, -73.94809820000000000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 10, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 10, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 10, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-10 2015-12-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 10, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 10, 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 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 10, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 10, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 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[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 10, 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 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 10, 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 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: December 10, 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 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/teen-pass Date: December 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/3-to-6-club Date: December 10, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/teen-fitness Date: December 10, 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 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-manhattan Date: December 10, 2015

Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.

Lightings generally take place around 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-12-10 2015-12-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382812500, -73.97296905517578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564a13be15d62.jpg Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design Date: December 10, 2015

Learn how to create a two-tier triangle raised bed using the same supplies given by GreenThumb. These beds are smaller and primarily used in gardens where space is limited.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2015-12-10 2015-12-10 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/grand-army-plaza-menorah-lighting-in-brooklyn Date: December 10, 2015

Come to the lighting of the world's largest menorah every night of Chanukah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.

Schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/10/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 10, 2015

Join Senator Marty Golden for the lighting of the neighborhood Christmas tree.

After the tree lighting, join Senator Golden for hot chocolate, caroling, and a special visit by Santa Claus who will bring gifts for the kids.

Donations for Toys for Tots will be collected at the event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 238-6044

Location: Lady Moody Triangle

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B211 Lady Moody Triangle 2015-12-10 2015-12-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.59672546386719000, -73.97444152832031000 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 11, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 11, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 11, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/holiday-train-show Date: December 11, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-11 2015-12-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 11, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/childrens-story-time-art Date: December 11, 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 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 11, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 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/2015/12/11/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 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/2015/12/11/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/nycsparx Date: December 11, 2015

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

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 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/2015/12/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/11/seasonal-crafts Date: December 11, 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 2015-12-11 2015-12-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST