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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:41:13 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: December 4, 2013

This Fitness Interval & Strength Training (F.I.S.T.) class is a full body workout that focuses on core movements, strength and cardio training. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 4, 2013

Want to become certified in Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Microsoft Office? Stand out when you're applying for jobs or gain a new skill for free.

DigitalWork NYC is open to 100 people ages 16-26 who are unemployed and out of school. Participants also receive free employment and educational placement help.

The next sessions begin December 9 across the city, so don't miss out!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066, ext. 318

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 4, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 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 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/exhibition-opening-wreath-interpretations7 Date: December 4, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5d0a64365.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/annual-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/annual-menorah-lighting Date: December 4, 2013

Celebrate the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah!

Join Rabbi Shimon Hecht, community leaders, philanthropists and special guests, in lighting the 32-foot-tall menorah, which has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Enjoy hot latkes and live music each night. Special gifts are distributed to every child.

Lighting schedule

1st Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm

2nd Night of Chanukah, Thursday, November 28 at 6:00 pm

3rd Night Of Chanukah, Friday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

4th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 pm

5th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

6th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 2, at 6:00 pm

7th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 3 at 3:30 pm

8th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 6:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shore Road Park Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shore-road-park-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/shore-road-park-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2013

Celebrate the holiday season at Shore Road Park Conservancy's annual tree lighting.

Enjoy musical selections by Mary Carmosino, Xaverian High School Chorus and Pep Band, and the chorus and guitarists from The Guild for Exceptional Children.

Bring your cameras for photo ops with Santa! Santa always stops by to visit with the children and hand out gifts.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

This year, honoree Lieutenant Colonel Lee C. Anderson will light the tree.

Rain date is December 5.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 90th Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/04/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 4, 2013

Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum announce A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum. John Kevin Jones recreates his outstanding solo performance of A Christmas Carol, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).

John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol’s ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Based on Dickens’ own performance text of A Christmas Carol, Jones and Dodd have crafted a work of captivating storytelling that highlights Dickens’ stunning narrative imagery and wry humor. Jones’ performance is “… like an entire theatre company … under one hat” (as historian Thomas Carlyle remarked of Dickens’ famed public readings).

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2013-12-04 2013-12-04 7:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: December 5, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 5, 2013

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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: December 5, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 5, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Invasive Vine Removal at Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/highbridge-park-invasive-vine-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/highbridge-park-invasive-vine-removal Date: December 5, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highbridge Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Tech Lead on the corner of West 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: West 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8301, -73.94 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/wreath-interpretations Date: December 5, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/craniosacral-relaxation Date: December 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 5, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 5, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: December 5, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: December 5, 2013

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: December 5, 2013

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: "The Art of Tibetan Medicine: Bodies in Balance"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-rubin-museum-of-art-at-chelsea-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-rubin-museum-of-art-at-chelsea-recreation-center Date: December 5, 2013

The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially Tibetan art.

In honor of its tenth anniversary, the Museum will present the exhibition The Art of Tibetan Medicine: Bodies In Balance opening in March 2014. Rubin Museum Education Director Bill Appleton will introduce the Museum’s collection and exhibitions in a free, interactive workshop.

Please RSVP since space is limited. RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 5, 2013

Want to become certified in Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Microsoft Office? Stand out when you're applying for jobs or gain a new skill for free.

DigitalWork NYC is open to 100 people ages 16-26 who are unemployed and out of school. Participants also receive free employment and educational placement help.

The next sessions begin December 9 across the city, so don't miss out!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066, ext. 318

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/blooming-naturalist Date: December 5, 2013

Are you a blooming naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learning how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5278003fef882.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/nature-on-the-go Date: December 5, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/animal-encounter Date: December 5, 2013

Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528133ed8869a.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/poetry-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/poetry-jam Date: December 5, 2013

Showcase your lyrical and creative skills to the community!

This is an event for youth ages 12-21 to perfom their poetry. All are welcome to attend and support our young poets.

Recreation center membership is required in order to perform.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Jackson Square Holiday Celebration and Fundraising Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/2013-jackson-square-holiday-celebration-and-fundraising-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/2013-jackson-square-holiday-celebration-and-fundraising-party Date: December 5, 2013

Join the Jackson Square Alliance for the holiday tree lighting ceremony, followed by a fundraising party at 6:30 p.m.

The ceremony will feature the P.S. 41 Songbirds Choir and the Integral Yoga Institute.

Refreshments provided by local merchants will be served.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackson Square

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M044 Jackson Square 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.739, -74.0029 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Westchester Square Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/westchester-square-tree-lighting Date: December 5, 2013

Join the Westchester Square Business Improvement District and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree.

There will be hot chocolate, cookies, music and treats for the first 50 kids.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Lighting in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-lighting-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/holiday-lighting-in-central-park Date: December 5, 2013

Celebrate the season at our 17th annual Holiday Lighting in northern Central Park.

Watch the live carving of holiday ice sculptures by Okamoto Studio, sing carols on the Plaza, take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera), and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies!

Event culminates with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center, and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.

Families only; no groups, please. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza. Stroller parking will be provided.

The event, organized by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, is made possible by our founding sponsor ConEdison.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6642

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5273bb24530ff.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: A Christmas Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story Date: December 5, 2013

Follow Ralphie on his quest to get the Red Ryder B.B. Gun in the winning, holiday classic A Christmas Story. Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, the film is one of many free movies playing in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Conceptual Plan Public Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/rockaway-beach-conceptual-plan-public-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/rockaway-beach-conceptual-plan-public-meeting Date: December 5, 2013

The Rockaway Beach Community Plan Public Meeting will build on previous community input to further develop and refine recommendations and priorities for the Rockaway conceptual plan. At the meeting, you will have the chance to review and comment on initial findings and talk with Parks, design consultants and other community members.

Please RSVP to Jonathan Matt by email at Jonathan.Matt@parks.nyc.gov or by phone (718) 520-5939 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk),Knights of Columbus

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768; 40.5887, -73.8153 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Celebration of Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/annual-holiday-celebration-of-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/annual-holiday-celebration-of-lights Date: December 5, 2013

Everyone is invited to the annual Holiday Interfaith Celebration!

Tree lighting at 7 p.m. will be presided over by NYC Parks Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro, with an after-party in the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.

Enjoy a very special performance by BROTHER NUM + Friends! BROTHER NUM was the percussionist for Burning Spear and has performed with Roy Ayers, Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Common, The Wailers, Third World, Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, George Clinton, India Arie and Toni Braxton.

Refreshments courtesy of neighborhood business partners: Barawine, Tonnie's Minis, Wild Olive Market, Wight Fox Catering and Al Vohn's Treats.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/05/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 5, 2013

Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum announce A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum. John Kevin Jones recreates his outstanding solo performance of A Christmas Carol, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).

John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol’s ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Based on Dickens’ own performance text of A Christmas Carol, Jones and Dodd have crafted a work of captivating storytelling that highlights Dickens’ stunning narrative imagery and wry humor. Jones’ performance is “… like an entire theatre company … under one hat” (as historian Thomas Carlyle remarked of Dickens’ famed public readings).

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2013-12-05 2013-12-05 7:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: December 6, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: December 6, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-12-06 2013-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 6, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/wreath-interpretations Date: December 6, 2013

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.

***CLOSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY***

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528e5f2c12606.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 6, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 6, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: December 6, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2013

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland. From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Luncheon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-luncheon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-luncheon Date: December 6, 2013

Start off the holiday season with a festive luncheon at the mansion. Enjoy delicious food, shop for gifts and home-baked goods, catch-up with friends, and delight in Christmas trees throughout the mansion decorated by artists and designers inspired by contemporary children’s Christmas storybooks.

Reservations required, call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org for information.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 6, 2013

See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from the Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

Route easy to negotiate, a few stairs. 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 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/digitalwork-nyc-open-house Date: December 6, 2013

Want to become certified in Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Microsoft Office? Stand out when you're applying for jobs or gain a new skill for free.

DigitalWork NYC is open to 100 people ages 16-26 who are unemployed and out of school. Participants also receive free employment and educational placement help.

The next sessions begin December 9 across the city, so don't miss out!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066, ext. 318

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: December 6, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/blooming-naturalist Date: December 6, 2013

Are you a blooming naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learning how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5278003fef882.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/seasonal-crafts Date: December 6, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 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 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/nature-on-the-go Date: December 6, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: December 6, 2013

In partnership with the NYC Girls Project, Shape Up NYC is offering free fitness classes for girls ages 6-13.

Girls Fitness & Fun is a 45-minute workout that focuses on building strong, healthy bodies through fitness games and Pilates stretches.

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree.

Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and candy canes. Bring the family!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitkin Avenue Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/pitkin-avenue-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/pitkin-avenue-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District and special guests for the lighting of the holiday tree.

There will be hot chocolate, cupcakes and caroling. Santa Claus will be there.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 922-9600

Location: Legion Street & Pitkin Avenue (in Zion Triangle)

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B116 Zion Triangle 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6687, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday First Friday! with the Metropolitones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-first-friday-with-the-metropolitones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-first-friday-with-the-metropolitones Date: December 6, 2013

Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and delight in the festive, a cappella sound of the Metropolitones. Do a little holiday shopping and enjoy refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration is requested, by calling (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bach & Brew: Performances by Pianist Dongsok Shin & Violinist Leah Nelson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bach-brew-dongsok-shin-leah-nelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/bach-brew-dongsok-shin-leah-nelson Date: December 6, 2013

Pianist Dongsok Shin performs on King Manor's fortepiano and is joined by violinist Leah Nelson. The program will include works by Johann Christian Bach and Muzio Clementi.

Sample craft beer similar to what would have been enjoyed during Rufus King's lifetime.

Reservations can be made online at King Manor or by calling (718) 206-0545 x13.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5273fc093778c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2013

Join Court Street Merchants Association, Friends of Carroll Park, elected officals, friends and neighbors when they flip the switch on the park's holiday decor.

Countdown and carols will take place at the Louis Valentino, Jr. Ballfield, followed immediately by food and fun in the Robert Acito Park House.

Please bring a can or box of non-perishable food for the Friends of Carrol Park's final collection for the City Harvest food drive.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 40.6811, -73.9954 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Lights in Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership and members of the community for the park's first holiday lighting ceremony.

Sponsor John Catsimatidis will officially switch on the holiday lights in the park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Grand Illumination Holiday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination Date: December 6, 2013

Please join us in singing Christmas carols while the windows of the house are lit with candles. Come for free hot cider, cookies and a special gift!

Dress warmly, as the festivities take place outdoors. In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.

For more information, email: ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com or call (718) 984-6046

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/a-christmas-carol-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 6, 2013

Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum announce A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum. John Kevin Jones recreates his outstanding solo performance of A Christmas Carol, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).

John Kevin Jones brings A Christmas Carol’s ghosts, graveyards, greed, and redemption to life in the manner of Charles Dickens himself. Based on Dickens’ own performance text of A Christmas Carol, Jones and Dodd have crafted a work of captivating storytelling that highlights Dickens’ stunning narrative imagery and wry humor. Jones’ performance is “… like an entire theatre company … under one hat” (as historian Thomas Carlyle remarked of Dickens’ famed public readings).

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Night: A Christmas Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/brooklyn-movie-night-a-christmas-story Date: December 6, 2013

Follow Ralphie on his quest to get the Red Ryder B.B. Gun in the winning, holiday classic A Christmas Story. Part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, the film is one of many free movies playing in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December.

Open to members and non-members. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: December 7, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/coffee-bark1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/coffee-bark1 Date: December 7, 2013

FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners as well as provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Enter at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street. Rain or shine.

Sponsored by FIDO (Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners).

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277d75615804.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/bird-walks Date: December 7, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: December 7, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Trails Festival: An Ultra-Running Event and Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/trails-festival-an-ultrarunning-event-and-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/trails-festival-an-ultrarunning-event-and-volunteer-opportunity Date: December 7, 2013

This is a great trail run for all abilities. There will be a 10K, 25K, and for the hearty, a 50K course – all in the beautiful Staten Island Greenbelt. The trails are tight and technical. As you climb (yes there are some killer climbs in Staten Island) you can see views of NYC and New Jersey. You can travel for miles and miles through the Greenbelt and forget that you’re in NYC. All trails are completely marked so all you need to worry about is running. Start time for 25 and 50K runners is 8:00 a.m.; start time for 10K runners is 10:00 a.m. There will be plenty of food, snacks, and energy drinks at several aid stations along the way. When you finish, there will be a huge party just for you!! (OK, for the other finishers as well.) This is one event you don’t want to miss! Register at http://www.onestoprace.com/search/event.aspx?id=17786.

A volunteer opportunity: Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event and handing out refreshments to runners. Meet at the Henry Kaufmann Camp Grounds, 1131 Manor Road. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165 ext 311 or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 8:00 am 40.5996, -74.1231 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: December 7, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: December 7, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cutting Back Invasive Grasses in Seton Falls Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/seton-falls-park-cutting-back-invasive-grasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/seton-falls-park-cutting-back-invasive-grasses Date: December 7, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Seton Falls Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the wetland. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored wetland. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the corner of Pratt Avenue and Marolla Place.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Pratt Avenue and Marolla Place (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8849, -73.836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wreath-Making Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops Date: December 7, 2013

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops. All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. Please call to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276 ext 301

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7478, -73.7223 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Seven Wonders Hike at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/seven-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/seven-wonders Date: December 7, 2013

Hike and see the sights with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop of #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 40.8892, -73.8986 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer Date: December 7, 2013

We'll be fixing trails, planting native species, and taking out weeds with the park's crew in order to create biodiversity in the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 7, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: December 7, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Family Day: A Storybook Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas Date: December 7, 2013

Holiday spirit abounds during this fun-filled day. Children (and parents) will delight in holiday storytelling and crafts, professional photographs with Santa, holiday shopping, and more. Storytelling at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; holiday crafts and photos with Santa are on-going.

Space is limited, registration required, (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event with MillionTreesNYC and Trees New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/street-tree-care-event-with-milliontreesnyc-and-trees-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/street-tree-care-event-with-milliontreesnyc-and-trees-new-york Date: December 7, 2013

Join MillionTreesNYC and Trees New York to help care for new street trees in East Harlem!

Learn how to care for young street trees in one of our Trees for Public Health neighborhoods by mulching, weeding, cultivating soil, and planting bulbs. Volunteer alongside citizen pruners trained by TreesNY who work to structurally prune trees to encourage proper growth and resiliency.

Please RSVP for this event by contacting Sam Bishop at sam@treesny.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 127th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8066, -73.9387 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Help Forest Restoration at the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer-opportunity Date: December 7, 2013

Join Greenbelt staff members removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the Administration building, 200 Nevada Avenue. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165 ext 311 or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2013

Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.

Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments. Notable shopping vendors include Brooklyn Charm, Mr. Ellie Pooh, Pamela Barsky and Saskia de Vries.

Induldge in hearty dishes from Charlito's Cocina, Two Tablespoons, Bar Suzette, Hong Kong Street Cart, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many more.

UrbanSpace will set up several picnic tables adjacent to Central Park for busy shoppers to enjoy their warm snacks and drinks in style.

Please note: On Sundays, Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens later at 11:00 p.m. and closes earlier at 7:00 p.m. The market will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: December 7, 2013

Please join GreenThumb for their annual Winter Supply Giveaway. Registered communty gardens can pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for the winter season and request soil, compost, or mulch for spring delivery.

One pickup per garden group. Only gardens and farms in good standing are eligible to receive supplies and other gardening tools. Gardeners picking up for others must notify GreenThumb. The compound gates will open at 10 a.m. Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation. Remember to keep your garden sidewalks, walkways, and curbs inside and adjacent to the garden clean and free of snow, ice, garbage, and plant debris.

Supplies: 50 lb. bags of calcium chloride pellets (salt), gloves, ice breakers, and snow shovels, and soil, compost, or mulch for spring delivery

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Planting Day at New 123rd Street Block Association Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/tree-planting-day-at-new-123rd-street-block-association-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/tree-planting-day-at-new-123rd-street-block-association-garden Date: December 7, 2013

Come to the community garden on West 123rd street and plant some trees! Planting will begin shortly after set-up. This activity is a part of a large restoration project leading to the reopening of the garden by next year's growing season. Come visit the garden and plant a tree!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New 123rd Street Block Association Garden

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8067, -73.9475 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: December 7, 2013

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.736, -73.9908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/volunteer-at-the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/volunteer-at-the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt2 Date: December 7, 2013

This Treasure Hunt will begin at 1:00 pm and the last expedition will head out at 3:00 pm.

Children, accompanied by parents or chaperones will use compasses and maps to discover hidden treasures around Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island Park. Prizes will be given.

Volunteers will be needed to give people guidance to stay on course, as well as to assist with arts and crafts and the distribution of refreshments. Volunteer hours will be 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

This is the last volunteer event for this season.

Volunteers must RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wreath-Making Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops1 Date: December 7, 2013

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops. All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. Please call to register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276 ext 301

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: December 7, 2013

See the best quilts of NYC at this annual exhibit.

This year’s exhibit features 23 eclectic quilts on loan from a group show that was curated by The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Members of the Guild used the theme of “reflections” to inspire their original creations, which range from traditional to contemporary and beyond.

In partnership with Lefferts Historic House and the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland Exhibit Opening Reception and Panel Discussion with the Artists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion-with-the-artists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit-opening-reception-and-panel-discussion-with-the-artists Date: December 7, 2013

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

There will be a panel discussion with the artists from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[St. Nicholas Day at NYC's Oldest House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/st-nicholas-day-at-nycs-oldest-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/st-nicholas-day-at-nycs-oldest-house Date: December 7, 2013

Explore New York City's oldest house and learn how the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus with traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Start the day off at noon with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:00 p.m. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas's faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who's been naughty and who's been nice . Sip on cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen before Santa Claus arrives at 3:00 p.m. for photos and visits with the kids.

Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a traditional pomander, or paint a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the outdoor tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.

Tickets at the door.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529e10dec528a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 7, 2013

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-crew-training-session Date: December 7, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Raptor and Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/urban-raptor-and-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/urban-raptor-and-wildlife-exploration Date: December 7, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 40.7314, -73.997 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Astoria Park Highlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/historic-new-york-astoria-park-highlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/historic-new-york-astoria-park-highlights Date: December 7, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

All programs are historic walking tours unless otherwise noted. Certain popular programs have limited space and may require registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Astoria Pool Deck (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 40.7785, -73.9222 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Heroes of World War II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii Date: December 7, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: December 7, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813c9917fe1.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/the-great-randalls-island-treasure-hunt Date: December 7, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt!

  • Explore Randall's Island in search of exciting hidden treasure and prizes
  • Learn the basics of orienteering and using a compass
  • Learn to read a topographic map
  • Arts & crafts, refreshments and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528a6edd707c3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Hike at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park Date: December 7, 2013

Feeling cooped up? Come stretch your legs as we explore the winter wonders of Freshkills Park. Learn about how what was once the world’s largest landfill is becoming a park full of wildlife. Discover how the wildlife copes with the winter weather as we spot winter waterfowl and hunt for animal tracks on this two hour hike.

Registration is free, but only 14 spots are available, so please register in advance. Remember to come prepared for an adventure with sturdy shoes and warm clothes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Wreath-Making Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/wreathmaking-workshops2 Date: December 7, 2013

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops. All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. Please call to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276 ext 301

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk and Gallery Tour with Melissa Cacciola]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/artist-talk-and-gallery-tour-with-melissa-cacciola http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/artist-talk-and-gallery-tour-with-melissa-cacciola Date: December 7, 2013

Melissa Cacciola, the artist behind War and Peace, will be offering an arist talk and gallery tour of her tintype photographs. Come learn more about the exhibition and this historic form of photography.

The Alice Austen House has a wheelchair ramp located in the rear.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526817ea8374e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:41:14 EDT