NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:01:49 GMT <![CDATA[Pink & White Night: Breast Cancer Awareness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/pink-white-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/pink-white-night Date: October 16, 2015

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join NYC Parks for an evening of music, arts & crafts, and other activities. Other activities will include:

  • Women's Basketball Game 18+ years of age
  • Girls Basketball Game 12 years and under
  • Guest Speaker
  • Dance Performance
  • Information Table
  • Giveways (while supplies last)

Please join us! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/monster-mashups-movie-series-young-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/monster-mashups-movie-series-young-frankenstein Date: October 16, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Terri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken (except for pre-movie activities -see link below). So space is available on a first come first served basis. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.69841766357422000, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5601845e3faca.jpg Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Portraits & Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/portraits-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/portraits-punch Date: October 16, 2015

Join us for a cocktail party at the Alice Austen House, Victorian style! Don period style props and pose for silhouette portraits in our specially-designed photo booth; enjoy a historically-inspired libation and other light refreshments; and check out the recently opened exhibit, Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place, an installation of nearly 100 snapshots capturing the daily life Clear Comfort. Proceeds support the museum. Tickets are limited – reserve yours today!

Purchase tickets here or make reservations by contacting (718) 816-4506 or info@aliceausten.org.

Thanks to our event sponsor, Northfield Bank.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 ext10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ebcc217e80.jpg Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: American Promise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/movies-under-the-stars-american-promise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/movies-under-the-stars-american-promise Date: October 16, 2015

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

American Promise follows two African-American families over the course of 12 years, as they seek educational opportunities and better lives for their sons. Not rated.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Travers Park

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75400161743164000, -73.88929748535156000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt Date: October 16, 2015

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs in an authentic period parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Guck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, and others.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 7:00 pm 8:15 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Awakening in Ink: Written and Directed by Vincent Carbone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/awakening-in-ink-written-and-directed-by-vincent-carbone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/awakening-in-ink-written-and-directed-by-vincent-carbone Date: October 16, 2015

A young woman settles in for her first evening as caretaker of ominous Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house. She expects a quiet night; it proves to be anything but...

In Awakening in Ink, a new site-specific play written and directed by Vincent Carbone, audience members accompany the caretaker as she steps from room to room, attempting to discover what lurks in the dark. Her findings will shock her—and you!

Morris-Jumel's first commissioned play, inspired by letters and ghost stories stored in MJM's archives, Awakening in Ink opens Thursday, October 15th, and runs till November 7th. Tickets are $40, $30 for students and members. Tickets to a special Halloween performance, which includes a post-play paranormal investigation of Morris-Jumel Mansion, cost $80. Tickets can be purchased online at awakeninginink.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (212) 923-8008. For more information, visit morrisjumel.org or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560c49e21f09b.jpg Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/grownyc-greenmarket Date: October 17, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Westerleigh Park to help clean, rake, and weed throughout the park. Volunteers are also needed to help in planting seeds.

We look forward to a great day of cleaning up and beautifying Westerleigh Park!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bird-walks Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the waterfront and mulch young trees at Powell's Cove Park. Bring the family and help us pluck out all the debris that's stuck in the wetlands! Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of beautifying Powell's Cove Park!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dirt path (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:30 am 1:00 pm 40.78810119628900000, -73.83219909668000000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: October 17, 2015

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club on a bird watching tour around the Reservoir and learn about the fall migration. For more information call (718) 235-4462.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Main Entrance

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:30 am 10:30 am 40.68553194163600000, -73.88893473148300000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR: Open Run, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Get Moving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/kids-get-moving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/kids-get-moving Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/learn-to-play-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/learn-to-play-basketball Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Caroll Street and City Island Avenue

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84582672550500000, -73.78598213195800000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session3 Date: October 17, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from 10-5pm.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 142nd and Rockaway Beach Blvd

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.57181634350700000, -73.85850906372100000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session3 Date: October 17, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from 10-5pm.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ave R and Ocean Ave

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60636143209700000, -73.95268678665200000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park1 Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Jackie Robinson Conservancy as they mulch the tree pits on Edgecombe Avenue between 145th and 150th Streets and plant in the triangle on 142nd Street and Edgecombe Avenue. We look forward to a great day of street tree care!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bradhurst Avenue between 146th and 147th Streets (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82423300773400000, -73.94217908382400000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sunset-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the Sunset Park Compost Project to rake and gather leaves to add to the leaf compost bin. Additionally, volunteers will be turning compost and sifting completed compost to share with the gardeners in the park. We look forward to composting with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Compost Bin (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.64614842762300000, -74.00251269340500000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the 150th-155th Street Edgecombe Avenue Block Association for their fall clean-up where they will be cleaning and planting 32 tree pit gardens.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82680130004883000, -73.94149780273438000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Marcus Garvey Dog Run Crew for their annual fall service project as they conduct a general clean-up and spread fresh wood chips.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80279922485351600, -73.94309997558594000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, come along to a family day at Vesuvio Playground (Thompson Playground) with bulb planting and fun activities for children including Imagination Playground blocks!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72529983520508000, -74.00260162353516000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual fall clean-up and planting event to help clean, rake out, and plant flowers in the malls along ACP Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 427-3644

Location: West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82569885253906000, -73.93599700927734000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sutton Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks Date: October 17, 2015

For the end of this It's My Park season, come join Sutton Area Community members in cleaning up and planting at Sutton Place Park. Volunteers can help with raking, sweeping, planting, and mulching at the East 54th Street portion of the park. Make a difference in your community and get out and meet others who care about their park too! Volunteer walks-ons are welcome. Rain or shine!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 838-9770

Location: Entrance at E 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks)

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M108P Sutton Parks 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75540161132812500, -73.96209716796875000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacArthur Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park Date: October 17, 2015

For the close of the It's My Park season, come join the newly-formed Friends of 49th Street Playground (MacArthur Park) in sprucing up the playground. Roll up your sleeves and plant some bulbs, spread wood chips, rake, and help scrape away the paint on the back wall. There will be kids' activities too. Walk-on volunteers are welcome!

This project will be canceled if it rains.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-8586

Location: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Park)

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M256 MacArthur Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75230026245117000, -73.96520233154297000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual Fall Clean-Up to rake, weed, and plant bulbs throughout the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (254) 421-3136

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.82830047607422000, -73.94270324707031000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: October 17, 2015

For this fall's It's My Park project, come roll up your sleeves and put your painter's cap on and join the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance in sprucing up the Esplanade in Glick Park. Volunteers will be painting benches and the fence, and tidying up the plant beds by planting, weeding, and mulching. Show your pride in your community and lend a helping hand or two! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the email below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 283-3462

Location: East River Esplanade

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74499893188476600, -73.97049713134766000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at 132 St Block Association Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the West 132nd Street Block Association as they conduct a general cleanup, spread mulch, and plant bulbs at the West 132nd Street Community Garden. Please bring your own gloves if you are able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 281-3431

Location: 132 St Block Association Park

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81230163574219000, -73.94319915771484000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general cleanup, and to plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brothers Park. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 406-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80849838256836000, -73.94110107421875000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Greenwich St. Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-greenwich-st-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-greenwich-st-street-trees Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, local residents will be planting bulbs and maintaining this greenstreet area. Registration for this project is now closed.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73289871215820000, -74.00759887695312000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: October 17, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean along the shorelines of Wolfe's Pond Park. A Marine Ecology walk will take place following the clean-up. We look forward to a great day of cleaning Wolfe's Pond Park Beach and learning about the environment!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-columbus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-columbus-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Parks Gardener and some regular volunteers as they bulbs for spring flowers in Columbus Park! If you live nearby why not come along and help them plant!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.71440124511719000, -74.00039672851562000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Rocky Run Dog Park to remove litter and spread wood chips throughout the dog run.

Please email Barbara.Nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Rocky Run Dog Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.84099960327148400, -73.94460296630860000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join The Friends of Cunningham Park to beautify the park with planting and cleanup. They will be giving away trees. All are welcome to participate.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.73089981079101600, -73.77400207519531000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Amersfort Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Amersfort Park in the park to help rake leaves, do weeding, spread woodchips, and some general clean-up of the park. Volunteers will start at 10am to clean-up the garden and plant bulbs.

Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 564-1210

Location: Flagpole (in Amersfort Park)

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B002 Amersfort Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.62902844369700000, -73.93906736373900000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Ronald McNair Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the Central Brooklyn Lions Club to help care for Dr. Ronald McNair Park. Volunteers will remove garbage and beautify the park. We look forward to meeting you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-6991

Location: Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67081832885742000, -73.96199035644531000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-harmony-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, please come out and join Friends of Harmony Park/Harmony Park Homeownwers Association as they clean and spruce up the park. Volunteers will also be doing some painting and planting bulbs in the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 6043068

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67798995971680000, -73.93473052978516000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Inwood Hill Park to help plant bulbs for the spring, clear litter, and remove excess soil from drainage ditches at Inwood Hill Park.

Please email friendsofinwoodhill@gmail.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Inwood Hill Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Riverside Oval Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-riverside-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Riverside Oval Association to help remove litter, plant bulbs for spring, and spread wood chips at the garden and in the medians.

Please email bruce@brucerobertson.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at the Riverside Oval!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 734-6195

Location: Riverside Oval Greenstreet

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83440017700195000, -73.94770050048828000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Vartan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park Date: October 17, 2015

For the end of It's My Park season, come out and join the Friends of St. Vartan Park and local Cub Scouts. Volunteers will be as raking, weeding, planting bulbs, and mulching the garden near 1st Ave. To join, please email contact below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 217-4401

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74509811401367000, -73.97370147705078000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of J. Hood Wright Park to help remove litter, spread wood chips, and plant flower bulbs at J. Hood Wright Park.

Please email dianaddouglas@yahoo.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at J. Hood Wright Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-9721

Location: West 174th Street Entrance (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84609985351562500, -73.94039916992188000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stanley Isaacs Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-stanley-isaacs-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-stanley-isaacs-playground Date: October 17, 2015

Come love your park and be a part of the end of the It's My Park season! Join members from We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports for its first It's My Park project! Volunteers will be doing general clean-up, weeding, raking, and painting in the court area of the park.

Additional volunteers are welcome, but please contact Mary Woods at swissice@hotmail.com to let us know you're coming.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stanley Isaacs Playground Basketball Court

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78334273628500000, -73.94426733796000000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: October 17, 2015

For the end of It's My Park Season, come roll up your sleeves and join the Friends of Albano Playground and the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association as they spruce up their lovely local park! Help clean up and plant, rake, paint, and spread wood chips. There will be kids activities too!

Walk-in volunteers are welcome. Postponed if there's rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 471-0099

Location: Vincent F Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74200057983398400, -73.97850036621094000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Little Red Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-little-red-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-little-red-square Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season students from Little Red School House and Elizabeth Irwin High School and community members will be planting flower bulbs and painting benches in Little Red Square!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Little Red Square

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MZ06 Little Red Square 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72930145263672000, -74.00209808349610000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kips Bay Neighborhood Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-kips-bay-neighborhood-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-kips-bay-neighborhood-street-trees Date: October 17, 2015

For the end of It's My Park season, come love your trees! Join the Tree Stewards of the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association for its fall It's My Park project as the group brings some TLC (Tender Loving Care) to its eighteen beloved street trees. Members will work on the trees located on the 2nd Ave Median between E 33rd and E 30th Sts. Join in by tidying up the tree pits and area on the median.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 471-0099

Location: Vincent F Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74200057983398400, -73.97850036621094000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-trees Date: October 17, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with local steward groups at W. 88th Street on May 30th. Please join the West 88th Street Tree Project to help clean, weed and plant annuals in the tree pits along West 88th Street (near Columbus Avenue). Student volunteers are needed to help support a basic Street Tree Stewardship service project and help beautify tree pits. Please email contact below to join this project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 526-0314

Location: West 88th Street Trees

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96980285644531000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the West Cunningham Park Civic Association and local high schools as they clean up, weed, and plant in Cunningham Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73015975952148400, -73.77738189697266000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Josephine Caminiti Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-josephine-caminiti-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-josephine-caminiti-playground Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the San Leo Church Social Justice Group to help clean, sweep and plant daffodil bulbs at Josephine Caminiti Playground. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Josephine Caminiti Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Caminiti Playground

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Q046 Josephine Caminiti Playground 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74369646495500000, -73.86159269122600000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Catharine Turner Richardson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-catharine-turner-richardson-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Douglaston Garden Club and BSA Troop 153 to maintain and clean Catherine T Richardson Park. Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Catherine T Richardon Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Catharine Turner Richardson Park

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Q059 Catharine Turner Richardson Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76829910278320000, -73.74720001220703000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ditmars Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-ditmars-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-ditmars-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Ditmars Park to help clean, rake, and weed the entrance seating area at Ditmars Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches and fences near the entrance and playground. Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Ditmars Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5915

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Idlewild Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-idlewild-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-idlewild-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Idlewild park as they continue their ongoing invasive removal project, paint the traffic barrier at the entrance and make seed balls using locally harvested seeds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane/Idlewild Park and Springfield Gardens

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.65798282110000000, -73.75994324680000000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Hunter Point Park Conservancy to help clean and weed the garden beds throughout the park. Volunteers will works closely with the parks gardener to help remove weeds and improve the horticultural areas in the park. Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up at Hunters Point Park South!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74229812622070000, -73.95989990234375000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 17, 2015

Discover the trees in the neighborhood and then pick up a free tree to bring home! Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 193rd Street and 81st Avenue

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72838077658200000, -73.77673387527500000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-stuyvasent-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-stuyvasent-park Date: October 17, 2015

For their Fall It's My Park project the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association and the Friends Seminary will be weeding, raking, planting, and mulching.

There will be craft activities for kids and the NYC Parks Play Mobile will be on site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come enjoy the fall weather!

Walk-on volunteers are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Maple Woods Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-maple-woods-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-maple-woods-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season come join local volunteers at Maple Woods Park and learn how to identify native and invasive plants, and then help with removing the invasives. Volunteers are also needing to helping to beautify the landscape and clean-up the park. We look forward to seeing you! For more information please contact outreach coordinator Amoy Barnes at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-824-8695

Location: Richmond Road Between Steuben St. and Pierce St. (in Maple Woods)

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R032 Maple Woods 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.61136762191600000, -74.08849859318200000 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Betsy Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-cleanup-day-at-betsy-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-cleanup-day-at-betsy-head-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season please come out to join Partnerships for Parks in collaboration with Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center, L&M Development, Brownsville Partnership, Community Solutions, Kinnon Group, C+C Managers, Brownsville Community Justice Center, and Councilwoman Darlene Mealy's Office, in addition to other volunteers as they spruce up Betsy Head Park.

Help to amplify this park's beauty and help out with clean-up, planting and painting.

Please send an email to claudette.ramos@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Strauss Street and Livonia Avenue (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.91419982910156000 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Mosholu Parklands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-mosholu-parklands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-mosholu-parklands Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bedford Mosholu Community Association and the Friends of Mosholu Parkway as they celebrate the fall weekend with clean-ups, plantings, and painting along Mosholu Parkway. Orientation starts at 10:00 am to meet, receive your task, gather tools, and activate your green space. Please email the contact below to register for the project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-2130

Location: Webster House

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86861801147461000, -73.88137054443360000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: October 17, 2015

Come love your park and be a part of the end of the It's My Park season! Join the Friends of Ruppert Park, along with members from Cross Church NYC, the Mission Continues Veteran Group, and the Muslim Volunteers for New York, for the fall It's My Park project.

Friends of Ruppert Park have become a powerhouse of park activity in a relatively short time. This past year, they have hosted several clean-ups, organized events, and received a capacity grant.

Come out and help them with planting bulbs, weeding, raking, cleaning, and painting a wall in the park. Additional volunteers are welcome, but please email np@manhattancc.org to sign up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 473-7875

Location: Ruppert Park

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M294 Ruppert Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78099822998047000, -73.95010375976562000 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/forest-restoration-restauracin-forestal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/forest-restoration-restauracin-forestal Date: October 17, 2015

Help restore our Forever Wild Preserve by clearing invasive weeds and planting native species.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90010070800781000, -73.87220001220703000; 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 17, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 17, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/birding-fall-migration Date: October 17, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.73089981079101600, -73.77400207519531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef3bff5ff03.JPG Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/tai-chi-chuan Date: October 17, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f881fcb7599.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 17, 2015

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. Parade at 12:30PM, weather permitting. Honey Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f88251487d9.jpg Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/upper-river-paddle Date: October 17, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, then return to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours long on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration for this event will become available about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/artscraftsgame-day Date: October 17, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-first-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, First St Block Association will be doing a fall gardening and clean up day in First Park and First St Garden! Come along and join in to help rake up leaves and plant bulbs for a display of springtime flowers!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: 1st Street between First and Second Avenue (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72367858886719000, -73.98942565917969000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: October 17, 2015

Please note: This event was rescheduled from 10/3/15 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, join Volunteers for Springfield park to help clean, paint benches and fences, weed, plant, and rake leaves in Springfield park.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65969848632812500, -73.76339721679688000 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Christopher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-christopher-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-christopher-park Date: October 17, 2015

At this Its My Park project join Christopher Park Alliance volunteers as they do a park clean up and see the work done in this great neighborhood park this year!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Christopher Street and 7th Avenue (in Christopher Park)

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M012 Christopher Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73356628417969000, -74.00276947021484000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-minetta-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-minetta-green Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join local residents and kids as they plant bulbs for spring flowers in this Village park garden! Come along and meet some neighbors!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Minetta Green

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M125A Minetta Green 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73030090332031000, -74.00160217285156000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: October 17, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

For the end of the It's My Park season, come join members from the Upper Green Side and Friends of the East River Esplanade for sprucing up the Esplanade. Volunteers will be planting bulbs, preparing the 96th Street beds for winter, and scraping and painting the railing along the Esplanade.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 759-6895

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78290176391601600, -73.94390106201172000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Sherman Creek Conservancy to help remove litter, spread wood chips, and plant bulbs for spring at the Sherman Creek Park.

Please email OFulcar@yahoo.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Sherman Creek Waterfront Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86109924316406000, -73.91899871826172000 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Market Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, Friends of Washington Market Park and the park gardener will host a family activity to plant bulbs in the park that will become wonderful spring flowers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Washington Market Park

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M308 Washington Market Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71709823608398400, -74.01159667968750000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover-Manton Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Briarwood Action Network at Hoover-Manton Playground to help beautify the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 847-6916

Location: Seating area (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71090338320100000, -73.82070122789900000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morgan Powell Tribute Walk and Tree Dedication]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/morgan-powell-tribute-walk-and-tree-dedication http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/morgan-powell-tribute-walk-and-tree-dedication Date: October 17, 2015

East New York community gardeners welcome you to see their rich world. You'll find a united nations of food production for every taste and style. We'll visit East New York community gardens and learn the history of how these once vacant lots were transformed into vibrant community gardens. Along the way we'll see greenhouses from the inside out, watch bees take flight from their beehives, and understand the construction of chicken coops and composting systems. The tour is in memory of historian and social activist Morgan Powell. We will also be planting a fruit tree in Morgan’s honor.

The tour will be led by Eric-Michael Rodriquez and is a collaboration between GreenThumb, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, East New York Farms, GrowNYC, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the New York Restoration Project.

About Morgan Powell
Morgan Powell was a community researcher and former assistant archivist with the Bronx African American History Project of the African and African American History Department of Fordham University. Powell was a long-time volunteer on numerous environmental projects throughout NYC and former Park Manager to Stuyvesant Cove Park. He was an avid community gardener. In 2014, Morgan partnered with GreenThumb, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Just Food, GrowNYC, East NY Farms, CHLDC, NYRP and other greening institutions to lead a walking tour of community gardens in East NY, Brooklyn.

Locations and stops along tour

  • UCC Youth Farm (United Community Centers - East New York Farms Project): Tour meet-up location and start
  • New Lots Reformed Church and Cemetery-: built in 1823–1824 and is a small, rectangular wood frame building sheathed in clapboard.
  • New Visions Garden: Memorial Tree Planting in empty tree pit along walk.
  • The People’s Garden
  • Mi Tierra Garden: Last stop, at the corner of Pitkin and Berriman.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers - East New York Farms Project

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2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.89550018310547000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Msgr. McGolrick Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park Date: October 17, 2015

Please note: This project was rescheduled from 10/3/15 to 10/17/15 due to weather.

For the end of this It's My Park season, please join the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance as they honor two long-serving local stewards and champions of the McGolrick Park with a brief ceremony giving thanks. Volunteers will then participate in an It's My Park service project where they will rake leaves and plant bulbs. We look forward to caring for McGolrick Park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Ecology Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/ecology-walk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/ecology-walk-at-conference-house-park Date: October 17, 2015

In addition to the historic open houses, Conference House Park is home to a variety of natural habitats, flora, and fauna. Many are unique only to this area of NYC, including some red clay colored bluffs and northern hackberry forests. Natural Areas Conservancy will offer a guided tour of the park's natural landscape. The 260-acre park landscape has both shaped the man-made built environment and conversely has been shaped by human influences from the Native American Lenape people through the colonial era up to present day through natural area protection, management, and restoration. The tour will begin at the park's visitor center.

Please be prepared with walking shoes and water, if needed. Register here for this free event.

The Natural Areas Conservancy exists to restore and conserve the green and blue spaces of New York City in order to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5613cb5a1294c.jpg Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Community Pet Day aka Howl-A-Ween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/2nd-annual-community-pet-day-aka-howlaween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/2nd-annual-community-pet-day-aka-howlaween Date: October 17, 2015

Please join the Friends of Irving Square Park and the Office of Council Member Espinal for the 2nd Annual Community Pet Day aka Howl-A-Ween in Irving Square Park. Come out to support our city parks, promote pet safety and resource awareness, and for some pet/family friendly fun! The dog costume contest, the crowd favorite from last year, is scheduled to return and a variety of participants will have tables set up with informational materials and activities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 642-8664

Location: Irving Square Park

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B049 Irving Square Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 am 40.69250106811523400, -73.90920257568360000 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-dog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-dog-run Date: October 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of St. Nicholas Park for their Annual Fall Cleanup as they conduct a general cleanup, rake, and plant bulbs near the West 135th Street Plaza. We look forward to a great day of sprucing up our park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-ny-prison-ship-martyrs-monument Date: October 17, 2015

This memorial was built in the center of Fort Greene Park in 1908 as a tribute the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War.

Step inside this historic monument and learn about Fort Greene Park's history, the Revolutionary War, and the stories of those who perished.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef200ce5b64.jpg Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze: Maize by Moonlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze-maize-by-moonlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/the-amazing-maize-maze-maize-by-moonlight Date: October 17, 2015

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

The Amazing Maize Maze events take place on weekneds from September 19 through October 25 and on Columbus Day. Check out the Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday October 17.

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

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/open-house-new-york Date: October 17, 2015

Join free tours of Clear Comfort, Alice Austen’s historic home, featuring a glimpse into Alice’s darkroom.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f481a812ef6.jpg Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Honey Tastings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/honey-tastings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/honey-tastings Date: October 17, 2015

You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home.

Today, taste local New York City artisanal honey by apiary Honey Gramz, and sample Mee Beauty’s all-natural lip balms, face creams, and lotions, infused with Honey Gramz seasonal honey.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f882a13b294.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candle-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/candlemaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/candlemaking-workshop Date: October 17, 2015

Beeswax has been used for centuries in art, woodworking, and in religious ceremonies. Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy. Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f882edaa85b.jpg Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 17, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f8834675afa.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: October 17, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST