NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:32:03 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills Date: November 30, 2014

Learn about modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 30, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 30, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8351568cf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 30, 2014

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 30, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 5:00 pm 40.7942, -73.9628 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show Date: December 1, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 1, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 1, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: December 1, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfiortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Preregistration with Parks Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information, visit the Adapted Aquatics page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics Date: December 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: December 1, 2014

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Fifteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side holiday tree in Dante Park.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7718, -73.9826 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: December 1, 2014

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 2, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: DIY Block Printing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop Date: December 2, 2014

Join us for a DIY block printing and stamp making workshop with the Art Students League’s Daniel Colon. Handmade stamps are great for block printing customized wrapping paper, gift tags, fabric totes, clothing, prints and more. At this workshop, we’ll draw inspiration from the repeating patterns found in the natural world – vines, leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and more – to carve our own stamps out of soft rubber blocks. We’ll conceptualize, design, cut, and test out our stamps on recycled and handmade paper, and you’ll take home your newly created stamp so you can create more prints at home. We’ll provide all the materials needed to create your handmade stamps and several prints on paper. If you
have special paper, cards, or other flat printable materials, feel free to bring them to the workshop to try out.

Daniel Colon is a multi-talented visual artist with experience in both commercial and fine art. Daniel studied at The Art Students League and Hunter College and is a recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant. His master of traditional mediums and the human form lend his work an incredible sense of quality and craft, capable of conveying a wide array of visual concepts.

This event is in partnership with the Art Students League: Seeds of the League

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdd4fa1e7d.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show Date: December 2, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-petit-art Date: December 2, 2014

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

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:22 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 2, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 2, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out Date: December 2, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1067

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541744392f812.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Village Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/winter-village-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/winter-village-tree-lighting Date: December 2, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for the 9th annual Tree Lighting Show at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 6:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting in Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park Date: December 2, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Bay Ridge, Brooklyn comes together to welcome the Christmas Tree Lighting in Owls Head Park. Rain date Dec 3. Please check back for further updates.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:00 pm 40.6393, -74.032 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546505a5e8a87.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 2, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting Date: December 3, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics Date: December 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show Date: December 3, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/dancercise Date: December 3, 2014

Get in shape with dance moves using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 3, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 3, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 3, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart Date: December 3, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 3, 2014

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Reusable Art Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/arts-culture-fun-reusable-art-making Date: December 3, 2014

Join artists from Materials for the Arts for an art making workshop for adults. Experiment with the many ways the reusable materials around us can be repurposed into fantastic art pieces and holiday gifts.

Learn various techniques in making sculptures from materials such as wire, plastic, buttons, paper scraps, and much more. MFTA is donating all the found objects and supplies for your art project. You'll get to take home your sculpture! No experience is necessary.

Materials for the Arts, a unit of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, is NYC’s premier reuse facility, offering thousands of pounds of reusable materials as art supplies to the city’s Public Artists. The MFTA Gallery hosts exhibits of artwork made from repurposed materials and MFTA offers workshops to thousands of students, teachers, and community members of NYC.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: ARROW Field House

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7558, -73.9263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542ec13d16244.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Van Alst Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/van-alst-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/van-alst-playground-community-input-meeting Date: December 3, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including at Van Alst Playground in Long Island City, Queens. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 171 Peter G Van Alst (in Van Alst Playground)

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Q321 Van Alst Playground 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7711, -73.9289 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: December 3, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 3, 2014

Senator Martin J. Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McKinley Park

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B060 McKinley Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.6267, -74.0164 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park and the NYC Water System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/highbridge-park-and-the-nyc-water-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/highbridge-park-and-the-nyc-water-system Date: December 3, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his lecture on the history of Highbridge Park and the NYC water system.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Aliza Holtz.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54356a22f0011.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 4, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 4, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-04 2014-12-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Fitnessfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/senior-fitnessfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/senior-fitnessfest Date: December 4, 2014

Join us for free fitness classes in the Bronx's Norwood neighborhood!

NYC Parks' Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center is opening its doors for New Yorkers over 50. Take a spin class, learn salsa steps or try out seated yoga. In addition to spin, salsa instruction and chair yoga, there will also be low impact aerobics, bingo, nutritional information and computer classes.

Learn how to become a NY Cares volunteer by meeting with a representative.

The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so drop in anytime with your sneakers laced up! Please bring a key lock so you can put any coats and bags in the lockers provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/holiday-train-show Date: December 4, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 4, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 4, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 4, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/belly-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/belly-dance Date: December 4, 2014

Get fit as you learn abdominal and torso movements of belly dance. Bring a kerchief to wrap around your hips. Wear stretch pants

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: December 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d18e90c0e8.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 4, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/learn-to-draw Date: December 4, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[18th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/18th-annual-dana-holiday-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/18th-annual-dana-holiday-lighting Date: December 4, 2014

Celebrate the season at our 18th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

This event is free and family friendly! No organized groups, please. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza, but stroller parking will be provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6675

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfd009a8b6.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wreath-interpretations-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wreath-interpretations-exhibition-opening Date: December 4, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 3606-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c7b6cc8a6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2014

Senator Martin J. Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lady Moody Triangle

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B211 Lady Moody Triangle 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.5967, -73.9744 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Levy Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/levy-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/levy-playground-community-input-meeting Date: December 4, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including at Levy Playground in Port Richmond, Staten Island. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6402, -74.1353 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: December 4, 2014

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov or Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-04 2014-12-04 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 5, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-train-show Date: December 5, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/sit-aerobics Date: December 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 5, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 5, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tai-chi1 Date: December 5, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: December 5, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d194cc75ed.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/house-tours Date: December 5, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 5, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 5, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whcih improves flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfiortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: December 5, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: December 5, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts Date: December 5, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: December 5, 2014

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp Date: December 5, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday First Friday!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-first-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-first-friday Date: December 5, 2014

Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and delight in the merry and mellifluous sounds of live music. Holiday shopping and refreshments add to the fun. The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Tableau Vivant concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tableau-vivant-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tableau-vivant-concert Date: December 5, 2014

Tableau Vivant features Karen Marie Marmer and Dongsok Shin, both members of the baroque ensemble REBEL. They will perform sonatas for violin and fortepiano by W.A. Mozart, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Jean-Frédéric Edelmann and J.C. Bach.

6:00 p.m.: Wine & light refreshments
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Concert

Reserve your seat here or by contacting programs@kingmanor.org or at (718) 206-0545 x13

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST