NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:11:34 GMT <![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/24/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/24/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: November 24, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-11-24 2015-11-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 25, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 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[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/holiday-train-show Date: November 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-11-25 2015-11-25 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[NYRR: Striders, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/nyrr-striders-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/nyrr-striders-run-for-life Date: November 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 758-9650

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f0590b50bd4.jpg Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 25, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 25, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-park at 79th Street)

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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423fb782f74.jpg Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 25, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 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[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/nycsparx Date: November 25, 2015

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

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/teen-pass Date: November 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/3-to-6-club Date: November 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Basketball Skills and Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/basketball-skills-and-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/25/basketball-skills-and-drills Date: November 25, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-25 2015-11-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 26, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 26, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 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/2015/11/26/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 26, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 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: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 26, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 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[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: November 26, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 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/2015/11/26/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 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/2015/11/26/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/teen-pass Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/3-to-6-club Date: November 26, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/26/teen-fitness Date: November 26, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-11-26 2015-11-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Yellow Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-yellow-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-yellow-trail Date: November 27, 2015

Traverse the entire Greenbelt from its Northeast corner in the community of Todt Hill to its Southwest corner in New Springville.

We’ll stop at Moses's Mountain, then keep on to the Greenbelt Nature Center on this epic 8-mile hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58390045166015600, -74.12536621093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5640df1ac54ed.JPG Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 27, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/holiday-train-show Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/childrens-story-time-art Date: November 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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/2015/11/27/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 27, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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[Black Friday Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-meditation Date: November 27, 2015

Avoid the malls this year and develop a worry-free outlook for the holiday season. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to relieve stress, help you focus, and even make you happier.

Led by a member of Yoga for Bliss. All levels welcome.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ee0cbbf6d1.jpg Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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[Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-central-park-south-to-north-hike Date: November 27, 2015

Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike you through iconic and natural areas throughout the entire park.

The hike will start at the southern end of the park and end at the northern end, near the Harlem Meer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76480102539062500, -73.97309875488281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5640e014de0be.jpg Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 27, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 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[Thanksgiving Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/thanksgiving-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/thanksgiving-holiday Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: John Muir Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-john-muir-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-john-muir-trail Date: November 27, 2015

Stretch your legs and get some air as we traverse the park’s only east-west trail.

The hike is 3 miles round-trip and travels across the more remote areas of the park. Highlights include seasonal waterfalls, temperate forest, fertile wetlands, and rocky outcroppings. Join us and obverse how the flora and fauna change while we pass through these varied ecosystems.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5640e0c20f42d.JPG Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-midwood-trail Date: November 27, 2015

Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest. The Midwood, home to some of Prospect Park’s largest trees, is a relic of Brooklyn’s history, and was preserved and incorporated into the park during its original construction.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5640e4c1da997.jpg Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-alley-giant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/black-friday-hike-the-alley-giant Date: November 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-27 2015-11-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/27/nycsparx Date: November 27, 2015

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

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602788

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-11-28 2015-11-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/28/bird-walks Date: November 28, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5353

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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

Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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

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

Please register online here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-11-29 2015-11-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56144390d9686.JPG Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:02 EST