NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:43:38 GMT <![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 26, 2015

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzle, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

The Amazing Maize Maze events take place on weekneds from September 19 through October 25 and on Columbus Day. Check out the Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday October 17. There is a $5 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on October 25 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/adaptive-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/adaptive-tennis-clinic Date: September 26, 2015

Come learn how to play tennis – even if you have never played before!

We will showcase both traditional and adaptive tennis play. Meet members of NYC Parks Department Adaptive Sports Club.

Meet "Backward Bill" Reilly - top CP marathoner and member of Achilles International. Sign up for Metro BlazeSports Track Team.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 794-2327

Location: Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75139999389648400, -73.84310150146484000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/get-hooked Date: September 26, 2015

Join us at our annual Get Hooked fishing event and see the wildlife that call the waters surrounding Randall’s Island home!

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, and arts and crafts.

All equipment is provided at this free event. There will be refreshments.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78259059960400000, -73.93205368518800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e7177ceaeb7.JPG Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: September 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Low Tunneling and Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/greenthumb-workshop-low-tunneling-and-season http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/greenthumb-workshop-low-tunneling-and-season Date: September 26, 2015

Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn how to build a low tunnel house over your raised bed using PVC pipe and greenhouse plastic.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Student Farm Project

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 26, 2015

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

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 26, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 26, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 26, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 26, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 26, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On September 26, Rolf Stang (as H.C. Andersen) will lead The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party (cookies will be provided), Laura Simms will share "The Ugly Duckling" by H.C. Andersen, and Jean Hale will share "Goose and Duck" by Tad Hills.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Clean Up Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-clean-up-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-clean-up-day Date: September 26, 2015

Team up with thousands of volunteers worldwide to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines. Volunteers will care for the park's unique coastal enviornment by cleaning up the park's beaches, shorelines, and salt marsh. It promises to be a rewarding stewardship experience.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 26, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 26, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with NYC Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live musical entertainment from Big Apple Corps, a special presentation of a section of a new Little Red Lighthouse Opera, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Please note: Tickets for the lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Entertainment lineup

  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band
  • Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Street Beat
  • Little Red Lighthouse Opera selections
  • 2nd Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Bill Popp and The Tapes

Event shuttle service schedule

11:00am- Pick up passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

11:30am- Arrive at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

12:00am- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

12:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

1:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

1:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

2:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

2:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

4:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

4:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

5:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

5:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

Check out Summer on the Hudson's Twitter feed here for more specific information about the event and weather updates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af460cb655.JPG Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[4th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/4th-annual-lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/4th-annual-lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 26, 2015

The 4th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens is a free event with dance performances, music, art exhibits and friendly competitions, cooking demonstration, workshops, and more in over 35 community gardens located in the East Village/Lower East Side. See the full schedule at www.lungsnyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dias Y Flores

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72909927368164000, -73.97989654541016000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 26, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Schenectady Avenue and Sterling Place

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67163871117900000, -73.93361091613800000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse for this annual festival celebrating the harvest season, our local community, and Brooklyn’s rich agricultural history.

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Puppet Show Tales of Brier Rabbit presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride after 3 p.m.!

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, composting demo, homesteading workshops, and planting activities.

Dance to the caribbean rhythms of Sesame Flyer’s Steel Pan Orchestra, or sit back and watch Afro-Caribbean dance and drum company Batingua Arts.

Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, or soap crafting. Don't forget to snap your photo at the farm stand photobooth.

Feast on farm-fresh food, locally-sourced snacks. and other homemade treats from the Wyckoff farm.

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed!

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/composting-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/composting-in-sherman-creek Date: September 26, 2015

Join us for a tour of our compost project. Learn how the project processes tons of landscaping debris with the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket.

Assist in using our compost on a variety of gardening projects in Sherman Creek Park.

For questions or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/le-petit-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/le-petit-artadults Date: September 26, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Apple Pie Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest Date: September 26, 2015

Who can bake the best tasting apple pie? The judges will select three winners and prizes will be given out that day.

Please registered by emailing Isabahlialoef@aol.com with your name and number by September 22, 2015.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66339874267578000, -73.90180206298828000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alice Austen Everyday Photo Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/alice-austen-everyday-photo-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/alice-austen-everyday-photo-event Date: September 26, 2015

You’re the photographer! Come out for a special lawn party and photo session: visit Clear Comfort, document the grounds, direct the scene, and explore the site – just like Alice. The afternoon will begin with a discussion about the #aliceausteneveryday project and how the museum uses Instagram. The fun continues with refreshments, lawn games, dress up, and selfies with Alice Austen. Bring your own camera and picnic!

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4d5d378ec.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/transforming-food Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 26, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d481bf9d2.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 26, 2015

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

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/gallery-tour Date: September 26, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72f4445943.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of a Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/the-art-of-a-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/the-art-of-a-story Date: September 26, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and art-making! A storyteller from Elders Share the Arts touring troupe of elder storytellers, the Pearls of Wisdom, will be performing at 2pm. The performance will be followed by a visual arts workshop led by one of ESTA’s professional Teaching Artists, demonstrating how we can transform our stories into art. The event is free and all are welcome. Come listen to stories and create art outdoors at the Garden of Hope!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Americana Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 26, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 26, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Museum Day Live!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live Date: September 26, 2015

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, for free.

Register for a ticket here.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-939-0647 ext. 14

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a18d2255e.png Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 26, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park Date: September 26, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of the East River at Astoria Park! Join the event led by community partners Green Shores NYC and the Astoria Park Alliance. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Groups are welcome and advanced registration is requested by contacting: mail@greenshoresnyc.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: War Memorial (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77892876056800000, -73.92370796203600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 26, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3da7d89f17.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Free Wheelchair Flag Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league Date: September 26, 2015

Please join us for wheelchair flag football season!

NYC Parks is committed to serving athletes of all abilities. The Citywide Wheelchair Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall. The league welcomes all persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play.

All ages are welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 26, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light Date: September 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Koch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-under-the-stars-koch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-under-the-stars-koch Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

This film examines the life and legacy of three-time NYC mayor Ed Koch (1978-89). A colorful character who was also private, this film examines his role during a formative time in NYC's history. Not rated.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5572146aee3d9.jpg Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

Know Before You Go: You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0896

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557216933807b.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 27, 2015

Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. The following two days performing arts, music, workshops, arts exhibits and other activities take place in over 35 East Village community gardens.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 0:00 am 6:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 27, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Bronx 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/nyrr-5k-at-the-bronx-10mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/nyrr-5k-at-the-bronx-10mile Date: September 27, 2015

Thanks to the NYRR 5K at the Bronx 10-Mile, our brand-new race-within-a-race, family and friends can hit the streets and feel the excitement of the NYRR 5-Borough Series: Bronx 10-Mile. Whether it’s your first 5K or your 50th, this is your chance to race through the Bronx and savor those cheers from the sidelines. What a way to start the morning!

Please note: This race is not part of NYRR's four-out-of-six program for the NYRR Five-Borough Series. There are no finisher medals for this event.

Event hashtag: #NYRR5BoroSeries5K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:30 am 10:30 am 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 27, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Woodside Avenue and 61st Street

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74475345293700000, -73.90324831008900000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 27, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton Street and Greene Avenue

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68582875875100000, -73.97287845611600000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 27, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton Street and Utica Avenue

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67920602758300000, -73.92919063568100000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: September 27, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 27, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: September 27, 2015

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pugsley Creek/Clason Point Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/pugsley-creekclason-point-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/pugsley-creekclason-point-historic-walking-tour Date: September 27, 2015

Historically known as Cornell’s Neck, this tour will explore a southeastern Bronx community that has a local history dating back to Native Americans and their encounters with our borough’s earliest European settlers.

The tour will include history on ancient estates, amusement parks, views of the Long Island Sound, and the beautiful Pugsley Creek Park.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your ticket. Tour generally runs about 2 hours. This walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: End of Castle Hill Avenue

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.81164932250976600, -73.84635925292969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f87fcc6801.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 27, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 27, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale Date: September 27, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families Date: September 27, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Field NotesAn Edible Plant Insurrection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/family-art-project-field-notesan-edible-plant-insurrection Date: September 27, 2015

Follow the lead of exhibiting artist Matthew Friday on a hunt for dandelion, curly dock, wood sorrel, plantain and clover plants among the grasses of Wave Hill. Sketch these hearty, edible plants with naturally sourced dyes in your very own field book. Visit Friday’s moveable field station, part of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, and join the rebellion against prescribed labeling of weeds by designing an edible plant seed packet to plant seeds at home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d72fc96de2a.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/hatha-yoga Date: September 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d73039254f5.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks Date: September 27, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 27, 2015

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzle, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

The Amazing Maize Maze events take place on weekneds from September 19 through October 25 and on Columbus Day. Check out the Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday October 17. There is a $5 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on October 25 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: September 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 27, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/meditation Date: September 27, 2015

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d730a0829f5.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Native American Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/the-bronx-native-american-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/the-bronx-native-american-festival Date: September 27, 2015

Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, and more.

This annual event is a celebration of the unique native cultures of the Americas. Guests of all ages will enjoy the ability to interact with many of the performances and activities, while learning about the traditions and lifestyles of native groups such as the Taino, Maora, Blackfoot/Narragansett and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: South Picnic Area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84939956665039000, -73.82060241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56015e0e7e870.JPG Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 27, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 15th Street and Avenue Z

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58801564946700000, -73.95436048507700000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking with Roots: Ginger]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/cooking-democooking-with-roots-ginger http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/cooking-democooking-with-roots-ginger Date: September 27, 2015

The ginger family, Zingiberaceae, includes spicy ginger, cardamom, and turmeric. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares a sampling of these tropical herbs, while a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances demonstrates various ways to cook with fresh and dried members of this aromatic plant family. This is the next-to-last of our “Matter of Roots” series of cooking demonstrations, focusing on earthy vegetables, both humble and exotic.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d73125b84e2.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/harvest-festival Date: September 27, 2015

Come celebrate this year's harvest at the Lefferts Historic House. Harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted in our garden back in May. You can also challenge friends and family to potato sack races!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 27, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: September 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/transforming-food Date: September 27, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 27, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ea938a217.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbs for Your Home - Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/herbs-for-your-home-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/herbs-for-your-home-part-2 Date: September 27, 2015

Learn ways to improve each room of your home using herbs and essential oils, and make and take home samples of the results! Ages 18+

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall 2015 Overlook Concerts - Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fall-2015-overlook-concerts-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fall-2015-overlook-concerts-blues Date: September 27, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Fall 2015 Overlook Concert series, with talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia University Bluegrass Band.

This week's performer: French Cookin’ Blues Band; David “Doc” French, Leader. This well-known band plays authentic Blues from the Delta to Chicago and New York, to Texas and Louisiana.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the Park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.80929946899414000, -73.96690368652344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56016ebcaeeb7.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 27, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d731961400a.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[EAF15: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening Date: September 27, 2015

The Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park's visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the public works on view. It has become an annual survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

EAF15 is the park's 15th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, featuring fifteen promising artists who were selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of 350+ submissions.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 27, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ebdf4fdff.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: September 27, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In The Princess and the Frog, a poor girl called Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant. When a wealthy friend's father hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, an expert in black magic turns the prince into a frog. Prince Naveen persuades Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell; in return, he'll give her the money to open her restaurant. However, the kiss ends up turning Tiana into a frog! They both set out to visit a voodoo priestess whom they hope can turn everything back to normal. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0eb3786f0.jpg Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: West Side Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movie-night-west-side-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movie-night-west-side-story Date: September 27, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

Romeo and Juliet is updated and set in the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble. He decides to meet Sharks leader Bernardo (George Chakiris) for a war council at a gymnasium dance; to bolster his argument, Riff wants his old pal Tony (Richard Beymer), the cofounder of the Jets, to come along. But Tony has set his sights on vistas beyond the neighborhood and has fallen in love with Bernardo's sister, Maria (Natalie Wood). Not rated.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e465a4059db.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse Date: September 27, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. The full moon will put on a rare show tonight as a total lunar eclipse will occur. Learn interesting facts about the night sky, the moon and observe a lunar eclipse happening right before your eyes.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 16th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 28, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Exercise Classes in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park Date: September 28, 2015

This class involves walking and using park benches to work various muscle groups.

Led by Nancy Bruning, certified fitness trainer and creator of the Morningside Park Green Gym Progam.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: 419-962-6292

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f31cc205078.png Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-marine-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Walking - Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-walking-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-walking-carl-schurz-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77491071617100000, -73.94470310211200000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-astoria-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77489852905273400, -73.92410278320312000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2015-09-28 2015-09-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Board: Keepers of the Dream, Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now Date: September 28, 2015

We already know what historical event made the Conference House famous, now let's learn about the board of the Conference House Association who have made this house a home! Curated and designed by Tina Kaasmann-Dunn and Deborah Woodbridge.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f302992e94d.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 28, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: September 28, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: September 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-south-oxford-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-yoga-inwood-hill-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86899948120117000, -73.92240142822266000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park Date: September 28, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.59114837646484400, -74.13946533203125000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 28, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/3-to-6-club Date: September 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/teen-pass Date: September 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club Date: September 28, 2015

The Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club has been established to give back to the community through the sport we all love: track & field. No prior experience is needed and all children ages 7 - 17 years old are encouraged to join!

The Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club will strive to develop and create a world class and progressive tradition within the Track and Field/Cross Country Athletics community. Practices will include training in cross country, sprinting events, middle distance and distance events, field events (including jumping and throwing events), and much more.

With our universal belief in athletics as a stepping stone for success, we feel that the Ocean Breeze Wave Runners can promote, develop, and empower our youth through physical training and mental discipline. Through hard work, motivation, and dedication, members will be able to achieve their goals and, ultimately, cultivate a foundation for a successful lifestyle. We believe, with these skills, the children of the Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Track Club will develop good practices and improve their character and confidence.

Our mission as a Track Club is to encourage young athletes to prepare rigorously for all challenges, develop a trust and belief in themselves and others, believes they can accomplish anything with the correct mindset and effort, and consistently train for personal and team improvement.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 28, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 30th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn

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<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 29, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT