NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:21:52 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[CANCELLED: Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: October 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/house-tours Date: October 11, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 11, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Open House NY: Self Guided Tours of Conference House Park's Historic Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-ny-the-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-ny-the-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park Date: October 11, 2014

As part of the citywide Open House NY Weekend, the Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840), with its front and rear two-story portico, and the William H. Rutan House, with its intact 1950s-era kitchen will be open for self-guided interior tours. The Ward House c 1830, the second oldest within the park, will be open for exterior viewing only.

On both Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., there will also be a tour guide-led walking tour of Conference House Park and grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House- 70 Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.505, -74.2537 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542171151fbf1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Reception of 4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/opening-reception-of-4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronxopen-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/opening-reception-of-4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronxopen-for-discussion Date: October 11, 2014

The Bronx Latin American Art Biennaial presents the exhibition entitled:Open For Discussion. Artworks by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, YArisa COlon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, MArtita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Intermediate Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/nyc-compost-project-compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/nyc-compost-project-compost-101 Date: October 11, 2014

Do you know the basics of composting, and want to take your knowledge to the next level? The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will teach you how to make better compost. Topics include carbon:nitrogen ratios, bulk density, and monitoring the process through temperature. Registration is requested; call (718) 425-3558.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3558

Location: West Brighton Community Garden

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2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6366, -74.1207 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

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 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Photo Walk with Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/photo-walk-with-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/photo-walk-with-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bring your camera and join the photographer Yola Monakhov Stockton from our current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, on a journey exploring the beach and grounds of the Alice Austen House.

Learn about the photographer's personal process of working in the natural environment and enjoy making your own photos along the way.

RSVP to info@aliceausten.org or (718) 816-4506 ext. 10

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 ext. 10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 11, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/gallery-tour Date: October 11, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Kingsland Homestead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/open-house-new-york Date: October 11, 2014

Celebrating the city’s architecture, design history and cultural institutions, the 12th Annual Open House New York Weekend is here! Come visit us for a house tour and view our current exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f61fb254492.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 11, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Revitalization of Prospect Cemetery and the Chapel of the Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/the-revitalization-of-prospect-cemetery-and-the-chapel-of-the-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/the-revitalization-of-prospect-cemetery-and-the-chapel-of-the-sisters Date: October 11, 2014

Prospect Cemetery is the oldest family burial ground in Queens, and one of the oldest in New York City, dating from at least 1668. In 1856, Nicholas Ludlum, a successful merchant born in Jamaica, purchased the property and constructed the Chapel of the Sisters, a memorial to three of his daughters who died young. Both the cemetery and the chapel are designated as New York City landmarks. By 1989, the cemetery was completely overgrown, historic head stones knocked over and broken, and the Chapel vandalized and in disrepair. An extensive revitalization program was undertaken in 1999, which included clearing and re-landscaping the cemetery grounds, conservation of historically important grave markers and the restoration of the chapel interior and façade.

Reservations are required, contact programs@kingmanor.org or (718) 206-0545 to make a reservation.

Please note: This program is a combination lecture & walking tour. Due to space restrictions in the cemetery & chapel, the audience will be limited to 20 members maximum.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Travis Walk and Talk hosted by Historian Tina Kaasmann-Dunn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/travis-walk-and-talk-hosted-by-historian-tina-kaasmanndunn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/travis-walk-and-talk-hosted-by-historian-tina-kaasmanndunn Date: October 11, 2014

Welcome in the fall season with a leisurely history stroll through one of Staten Island's oldest communities. Once the last stop on the Richmond Turnpike and a strategic location during the American Revolutionary War. We will reveal an unrequited love story from 1873 and visit the 17th century Sylvan Grove Cemetery-Staten Island's oldest West Shore non-sectarian burial ground. Discover the secrets of Travisville!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sylvan Grove Cemetery

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R156 Sylvan Grove Cemetery 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 3:00 pm 40.5914, -74.1921 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: October 11, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bats at Belvedere]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bats-at-belvedere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bats-at-belvedere Date: October 11, 2014

Learn about bats that live in Central Park through an educational presentation with live bats. Also learn from the Organization for Bat Conservation, how to spot and identify our winged friends in their natural surroundings. Free, open to all ages, registration not required

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b7ef84a46.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bayside-historical-lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/11/bayside-historical-lawn-concert Date: October 11, 2014

Come and enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the band Chicken Head Rocks.

Bring a blanket or low chair. If there are weather issues that day, please contact Bayside Historical Society at (718) 352-1548 to see if the concert is still scheduled.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1548

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-11 2014-10-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 12, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/wheelchair-football-league Date: October 12, 2014

Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Adults 18 and up are welcome to come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday at Bulova Park in Queens. If you've never played wheelchair football before, you're guaranteed to have a fun time!

This league is brought to you by NYC Parks, sponsored by the Wheelchair Sports Federation.

For more information, call (718) 353-7853 or email David.Deas@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 12, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brust Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-brust-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-brust-square Date: October 12, 2014

Volunteer with neighbors at Brust Park to cleanup, remove invasives, and break down brush in the lower area of Brust Park.

Please bring your own work gloves if you have them.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Entrance at Manhattan College Parkway and Waldo Avenue (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8893, -73.9029 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-birding Date: October 12, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 12, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[12th Annual Open House NY Weekend at Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/12th-annual-open-house-ny-weekend-at-poe-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/12th-annual-open-house-ny-weekend-at-poe-visitor-center Date: October 12, 2014

Celebrating the city's architecture and design, OHNY will unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike, access to hundreds of sites, talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture of NYC, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play.

There will be a presentation throughout the day, by historic interpreter Anne Louise Williams of her Poe: The Journey He Never Completed, and an opening reception of 4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx, titled: Open For Discussion, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-for-families Date: October 12, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place every Sunday, September through November (except November 2) rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park Date: October 12, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the Friends of Soundview Park to expand the Butterfly/Meditation Garden and plant daffodil bulbs. Volunteers can also help with the coat giveaway. Please bring your own work gloves if you have them.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8194, -73.8778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 12, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble Woodland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble-woodland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble-woodland Date: October 12, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aaed027b5.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 12, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Open House NY: The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-the-arsenal Date: October 12, 2014

As part of Open House NY, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of the Historic Arsenal building in Central Park. Today it is the main headquarters for the NYC Parks Department, as well as offices for the Historic House Trust, and Wildlife Conservation Society. Tours will be fiven continuously throughout the day. Last tour leaves at 3:45 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/forest-crew Date: October 12, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: October 12, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist with general cleanup in the Butterfly Garden, and beautification of the park.

Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 12, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 12, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/smorgasburg Date: October 12, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/take-a-tour-of-the-fort-tryon-park-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/take-a-tour-of-the-fort-tryon-park-cottage Date: October 12, 2014

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years. The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden tours start every 20 minutes. Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542d5f53d3489.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Open House NY: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument Date: October 12, 2014

This memorial was built in the center of Fort Greene Park in 1908 as a tribute to the 11,000 men, women, and children who died on British prison ships during the Revolutionary War. Step inside this historic monument and learn about Fort Greene Park History, the Revolutionary War, and the stories of those perished. The Urban Park Rangers will be your guides at this location. This program is scheduled as part of the Open House NY weekend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/pumpkin-picking Date: October 12, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 12, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 12, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-games Date: October 12, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 12, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: October 12, 2014

Travel back in time to the sheepfold and its grazing green, then jump to modern day Park highlights in the vicinity, including a world-famous restaurant, Sheep Meadow, the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms, and the Children's District with its famous Carousel.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff7fcc6df11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 12, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[OpenHouseNY Weekend: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/openhouseny-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/openhouseny-weekend Date: October 12, 2014

Free guided tours by costumed docents, 12–4 p.m. Tours start at a quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 12, 2014

This 8th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony, and hayrides and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 12, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Open House NY: Self Guided Tours of Conference House Park's Historic Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-the-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/open-house-ny-the-historic-houses-of-conference-house-park Date: October 12, 2014

As part of the citywide Open House NY Weekend, the Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840), with its front and rear two-story portico, and the William H. Rutan House, with its intact 1950s-era kitchen will be open for self-guided interior tours. The Ward House c 1830, the second oldest within the park, will be open for exterior viewing only.

On both Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., there will also be a tour guide-led walking tour of Conference House Park and grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House- 70 Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.505, -74.2537 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542171151fbf1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/house-tours Date: October 12, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 12, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 12, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 12, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Overlook Concerts: Brass Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-overlook-concerts-brass-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/fall-overlook-concerts-brass-quintet Date: October 12, 2014

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Fall 2014 Overlook Concert series, with talent from the Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program and French Cookin’ Blues Band.

This week’s performer: Manhattan School of Music Brass Quintet. A glorious sound floats over the park as these skilled players present traditional and contemporary brass music.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the Park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540e042a7c02d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 12, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-12 2014-10-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 13, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-13 2014-10-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 13, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-13 2014-10-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 13, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 13, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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B407, M042, M045, M081, Q448, Q004, X118, B057, X039, M010, R013, X092 South Oxford Park, Inwood Hill Park, John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Astoria Park, Soundview Park, Marine Park, Pelham Bay Park, Central Park, LaTourette Park & Golf Course, Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 9:00 am 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.873, -73.9254; 40.7692, -73.9495; 40.7744, -73.9442; 40.6881, -73.7701; 40.7749, -73.9241; 40.7302, -73.7774; 40.7493, -73.8546; 40.8194, -73.8778; 40.6082, -73.935; 40.8485, -73.8199; 40.79, -73.9619; 40.5911, -74.1395; 40.8958, -73.8795 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:54 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 13, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/chair-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/chair-yoga1 Date: October 13, 2014

Instructor: Takako Johnson

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing.

This program is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 13, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 13, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-games Date: October 13, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/monday-movement Date: October 13, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 13, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 13, 2014

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 13, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 13, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Monday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-13 2014-10-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/sit-aerobics Date: October 13, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-10-13 2014-10-13 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Winterizing your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/chestnut-street-garden-workshop-winterizing-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/13/chestnut-street-garden-workshop-winterizing-your-garden Date: October 13, 2014

Learn basic gardening tips on prepping your garden for the winter: composting, cleaning, cover crops, garlic, and more.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 893-8801 x 214

Location: Chestnut Street Garden

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2014-10-13 2014-10-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6874, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 14, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 14, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-14 2014-10-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 14, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

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 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: October 14, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 14, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-14 2014-10-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 14, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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B407, M042, M045, M081, Q448, Q004, X118, B057, X039, M010, R013, X092 South Oxford Park, Inwood Hill Park, John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Astoria Park, Soundview Park, Marine Park, Pelham Bay Park, Central Park, LaTourette Park & Golf Course, Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 9:00 am 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.873, -73.9254; 40.7692, -73.9495; 40.7744, -73.9442; 40.6881, -73.7701; 40.7749, -73.9241; 40.7302, -73.7774; 40.7493, -73.8546; 40.8194, -73.8778; 40.6082, -73.935; 40.8485, -73.8199; 40.79, -73.9619; 40.5911, -74.1395; 40.8958, -73.8795 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:54 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: October 14, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 14, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 14, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/le-petit-art Date: October 14, 2014

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 14, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-games Date: October 14, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 14, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 14, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/adaptive-track-and-field Date: October 14, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/abs-work-out Date: October 14, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 14, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 14, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: October 14, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-10-14 2014-10-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 14, 2014

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail and see how Central Park Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes.

This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1067

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541744392f812.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 14, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/meditation-class Date: October 14, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/gallery-tour Date: October 14, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 14, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-14 2014-10-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: October 14, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 14, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/14/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: October 14, 2014

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-10-14 2014-10-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 15, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

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 2014-10-15 2014-10-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/15/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 15, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-15 2014-10-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST