NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:46:30 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 27, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 27, 2014

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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/chair-exercise Date: September 27, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the membership information page.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/health-and-race-walking Date: September 27, 2014

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Trail Maintainer Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/trail-maintainer-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/trail-maintainer-workshop Date: September 27, 2014

Are you interested in the outdoors?

Would you like to learn how to restore and maintain trails, but don't know where to start? Staten Island Parks and NY/ NJ Trail Conference have volunteer opportunities available. Join us for an orientation session to discover the many ways in which you can give back to the open space you enjoy so much! No previous experience is necessary and beginners are welcome.Volunteers will spend the morning on the trails for hands-on instruction or Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Volunteers will spend the evening in a classroom environment. RSVP Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov, or call (718) 667-2165 ext. 311.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: The Greenbelt

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.5871, -74.1327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54022e35f2121.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: September 27, 2014

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. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbcd261f518.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 27, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/green-team Date: September 27, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week! The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza Date: September 27, 2014

Please note, registration for this project is full.

The Center for Community Alternatives will host It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza! Volunteers will cleanup and rake leaves in the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Cadman Plaza West and Clark Street (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.697, -73.9913 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Montefiore Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-montefiore-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-montefiore-park Date: September 27, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Montefiore Neighborhood Park Association to help clean. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8407

Location: Montefiore Park (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8216, -73.9536 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rufus King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-rufus-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-rufus-king-park Date: September 27, 2014

On It's My Park Day, please come out and volunteer with Centro Hispano and St. John's University students at Rufus King Park to help spruce up the park. They will be painting the park fence alongside Jamaica Avenue. There will also be a cleanup and activities for the children.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 298-5083

Location: 150th and 90th Avenue, right by the Gazebo (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7037, -73.8052 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Woodtree Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-woodtree-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-woodtree-playground Date: September 27, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the Office of Councilmember Constantinides to help clean debri, rake, and weed at Woodtree Playground Park. Volunteers also needed to paint benches in the playground. Please dress appropriately for painting projects and join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: 20th Avenue and 38th Street (in Woodtree Playground)

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Q332 Woodtree Playground 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.777, -73.9024 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-moves Date: September 27, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: September 27, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: September 27, 2014

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep Queens Botanical Garden clean and green! Led by Queens Botanical Garden staff, groups will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Registration required by Monday, September 22 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god Date: September 27, 2014

Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in nature, such as leaves, dirt and twigs, into a portrait of a nature deity or a fantastical Greek god. 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 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc2c64caf9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 27, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. The celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Essex Street Garden Workshop: Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/essex-street-garden-workshop-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/essex-street-garden-workshop-cover-crops Date: September 27, 2014

Come learn how to use cover crops to prepare your plot for winter. Protect your soil and receive free seeds!

Since materials are limited all participants must RSVP at (718) 649-7979.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Essex Street Community Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6803, -73.8829 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens Date: September 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Lexington Avenue and East 117 Street

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7993, -73.9411 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: September 27, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance, while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-brooklyn-road-trip Date: September 27, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Take a trip in search of early fall migrants with our Rangers.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/youth-girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/youth-girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 27, 2014

Join the newest addition to Central Park Conservancy's basketball programs: a clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Learn and enhance your game through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 9 to 14. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541737fc1f4db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zumba Date: September 27, 2014

Zumba combines Latin, international and popular music dance with aerobic elements All fitness levels are encouraged to join in and work at their own pace. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. Mark's Children's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/st-marks-childrens-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/st-marks-childrens-park Date: September 27, 2014

Please join the Friends of St. Mark's Children's Park for It's My Park Day! Volunteers will cleanup and beautify the park.

The NYC Parks Skate Mobile will provide free roller blading and skating for youth and adults.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: St. Marks Children's Playground

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:30 am 3:00 pm 40.6747, -73.9415 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 27, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 27, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-games Date: September 27, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 27, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the 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) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 27, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Hike the Greenbelt (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/hike-the-greenbelt-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/hike-the-greenbelt-vigorous Date: September 27, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Get Hooked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/get-hooked Date: September 27, 2014

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for the 3rd annual “Get Hooked” fishing event!

Enjoy a fun-filled day of fishing, themed games, crafts, and snacks! Families and youth (ages 8-18) are welcome to come learn about the vibrant underwater world that surrounds our City and try their hand at catch-and -release fishing (equipment provided).

No registration is necessary for this family event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540f3d1cdb335.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: What the Hex?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/adult-art-workshop-what-the-hex http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/adult-art-workshop-what-the-hex Date: September 27, 2014

The start of the fall harvest season conjures up images of weekends visiting farms and orchards.

In this workshop, we will examine and create images based on the hexagonal signs found throughout Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Group and individual attention will be given to all participants. No additional supplies needed.

Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: What the Hex?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/adult-art-workshop-what-the-hex1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/adult-art-workshop-what-the-hex1 Date: September 27, 2014

The start of the fall harvest season conjures up images of weekends visiting farms and orchards. In this workshop, we will examine and create images based on the hexagonal signs found throughout Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/esl-class Date: September 27, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Fest with Mosholu Preservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/fall-fest-with-mosholu-preservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/fall-fest-with-mosholu-preservation Date: September 27, 2014

Families are welcome at this back-to-school event!

Compete in 100 meter dashes, relay races and potato sack races. Make your best creation in our large arts and crafts project!

NYC Parks, Mosholu Preservation Corp and Jerome Gun Hill BID bring you this event. It's free and open to everyone, so join us!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Family Health & Fitness Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-health-fitness-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/family-health-fitness-day Date: September 27, 2014

Join Queens Recreation for an event celebrating families! Take part in fitness activities, watch impressive dance performances, and learn about healthy living practices and safety.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Pagan Pride Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/nyc-pagan-pride-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/nyc-pagan-pride-day Date: September 27, 2014

New York City Pagan Pride is part of the National Pagan Pride Network. All over the world, local coordinators host public Pagan Pride celebrations; public gatherings where pagans can network with each other and celebrate an Autumn Equinox ritual. This year's celebration will include speakers, performances, rituals, crafts, activities for children and much more.

Please note: a permit for amplified sound has been issued for this event, from noon to 4 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: September 27, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/photoville Date: September 27, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition, and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 ft in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day Date: September 27, 2014

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday for details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Co-Ed Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/coed-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/coed-basketball-clinic Date: September 27, 2014

It's not just shooting hoops! This high-energy, interactive clinic provides youth with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games. Designed to help young people develop both on and off the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play and sportsmanship. Clinics are held every Saturday from April to October at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Ages 9 to 17. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Recreation programs are supported by the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410983625288.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/rock-your-seat Date: September 27, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Canning & Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest Date: September 27, 2014

Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! This workshop will demonstrate how to preserve your vegetables, create fruit jams and enjoy the harvest all year long.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food.

RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/house-tours Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: International Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/international-coastal-cleanupits-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/international-coastal-cleanupits-my-park-day Date: September 27, 2014

Join us at Kaiser Park to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup & It's My Park. Together, we can collect, identify, and record the litter that washes up on Coney Island Creek to help keep our beaches clean for people and wildlife.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-7677

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5808, -74.0007 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/its-my-park-day-at-kaiser-park Date: September 27, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteers from John Dewey H.S. and the NY Aquarium will help clean the coastline along Coney Island Creek. Volunteers are also needed to restoration project sand dunes along the coastline. Please register at www.nyaquarium.com/plan-your-trip/events-calendar.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (732) 766-9060

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5808, -74.0007 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[SkowheganPerforms at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/skowheganperforms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/skowheganperforms Date: September 27, 2014

Occupying the entire park, SkowheganPerforms invites alumni from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture to activate Socrates with an afternoon of performance. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the park’s landscape of public artworks, inspired by Socrates’ unique outdoor setting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3ba2be4810.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/smithsonian-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/smithsonian-day Date: September 27, 2014

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, Historic Richmond Town will participate in the tenth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Exhibition Closing Reception & Screening of Imagination Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/story-time-exhibition-closing-reception-screening-of-imagination-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/story-time-exhibition-closing-reception-screening-of-imagination-project Date: September 27, 2014

Don't miss the closing reception of Story Time: Photography Exhibition with a viewing and talk, by the artist, of the Imagination Project, which children participated in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA["The Bronx County at 100" Historic Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/the-bronx-county-at-100-historic-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/the-bronx-county-at-100-historic-lecture Date: September 27, 2014

The year 2014 marks the centennial of the creation of Bronx County. It is the 62nd and last named county of New York State. Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez in a discussion about this important milestone in Bronx history, accompanied by an illustrated presentation.

This lecturer will be held at The Bronx Archives Building located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ed759f31c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 27, 2014

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day long family friendly extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands on fun! Meet the makers and learn from the past to present how Breukelen does it best!

This day long extravaganza of local making and creativity, turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear, and hosts an array of games, crafts, food, music, demonstrations, and family friendly workshops led by Brooklyn based participants. Learn from the past to present how Breukelen does it best!

Activities will include:

  • Colonial and traditional homemade carnival games
  • Children’s improv comedy class with Janae Laster
  • Yoga with Vegan Pecan
  • Storytelling and poetry with Aziza Kinteh
  • Cider Pressing
  • Featured performance with women’s drum and dance collective ‘Sistah’s Laying Down Hands’!
  • Embroidery circle with Lisa Sikorski and the (faux)H
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s NYC Compost Project
  • Makers Photo Booth
  • Face painting
  • Music by DJ Lovely
  • Hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and farm treats
  • House tours of NYC’s oldest house

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zabos-circus-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zabos-circus-show1 Date: September 27, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 27, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/gallery-tour Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f391edeae.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Museum Day Live! at Kingsland Homestead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/museum-day-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/museum-day-live Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/birding-at-bartow Date: September 27, 2014

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker on a trail walk as the great fall migration gets under way with hawks, eagles, warblers, and hummingbirds returning to their winter residences.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Rockwell Place Community Garden - "Just Sayin" Art Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/rockwell-place-community-garden-garden-just-sayin-art-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/rockwell-place-community-garden-garden-just-sayin-art-installation Date: September 27, 2014

"Just Sayin" is an art installation of signage on the Garden Fence, consisting of quotes, offhand remarks, words of encouragement, nasty quips and intimate revelations from writers in a variety of media. Created by artist Diana Leidel, it is the second signage installation at the Rockwell Place Garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to contribute their own favorite writer's quotes. Cards will be provided for them to post them on the Garden gate.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bkln Bears Rockwell Pl Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.687, -73.9793 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Play-diem presents 'Down by the Boardwalk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/playdiem-presents-down-by-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/playdiem-presents-down-by-the-boardwalk Date: September 27, 2014

Experience local Staten Islanders sharing their sultry tunes with the mighty Atlantic Ocean at their backs. Headliners include Tom Cintula and Cameron Hill. The artists of Xmental will be there painting the Play-diem truck with Pd's resident artists Caroline Choi and Sarah Karmoune.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dance-n-film-the-wiz-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/dance-n-film-the-wiz-g Date: September 27, 2014

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome!

The dance workshop LAWN takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Join professional dancers Shannon Hummel and the Cora Dance company to express through dance the pleasure we experience in NYC’s outdoor spaces.

The Wiz will begin at sunset (approximately 7:00 p.m.). Light refreshments will be available before the start of the film

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 4:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54073763448a8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zabos-circus-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/zabos-circus-show Date: September 27, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Lobster Dinner Fundraiser for Imani Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/imani-garden-lobster-dinner-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/imani-garden-lobster-dinner-fundraiser Date: September 27, 2014

Please join the Imani Garden for this New England-style lobster dinner fundraiser and permaculture workshop.

The permaculture workshop begins at 4:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.

Dinner consists of one lobster ,one ear of corn, potatoes, a non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert. Dinner will be prepared at the Imani Garden and served at Concern for Independent Living at 151 Rochester Ave.

Seating is limited. Please reserve a spot online at the link below.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 496-5139

Location: Imani Garden

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2014-09-27 2014-09-27 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6762, -73.933 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: September 27, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/night-hike-light Date: September 27, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 7:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 28, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 28, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/birding-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/birding-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

All programs meet at the main Reservoir entrance located across the street from the Highland Park/Vermont Place parking lot.

For more information call (718) 235-4462.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/birding-for-families Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 28, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/hatha-yoga Date: September 28, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd222b45db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[DUMBO Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 28, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts the DUMBO Arts Festival this fall. The celebration of art and culture will be showcased in various scenic locations within the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 40.7001, -73.9973 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/family-art-project-nature-becomes-a-greek-god Date: September 28, 2014

Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery’s Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes us on a mythological journey to transform found materials in nature, such as leaves, dirt and twigs, into a portrait of a nature deity or a fantastical Greek god. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc3d65c1e1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 28, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: September 28, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden, with general clean up and beautification of the park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/forest-crew Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: September 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/smorgasburg Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Sneak 'Peak' at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 28, 2014

The signature annual event at Freshkills Park, Sneak 'Peak' is a festival unlike any other. The site is normally closed throughout the year as we continue park development and construction, but once a year we throw open the gates and hold a celebration! Join us to celebrate the potential of the future of Freshkills Park with a day of fun with activities like kayaking, biking, birding, public art, puppetry workshop, walking tours, climbing walls, an informational fair, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Last year 3,500 people joined us for the celebration of Staten Island's newest jewel of parkland - this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Visit the Freshkills Park Alliance's Sneak Peak page to find out more! Parking for the festival will be available at 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley off of Victory Blvd. Free shuttles will run to the festival from the Staten Island Ferry, just hop off the ferry and on to a direct shuttle right to the celebration without any hassle! Alternatively, the S62 bus runs down Victory Blvd. to the park.

This event is organized by the Freshkills Park Alliance, Department of Sanitation, Staten Island Recreation, Kayak Staten Island, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Arts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f7607f15942.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 28, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 28, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/bryant-park-games Date: September 28, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/medieval-festival-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/medieval-festival-in-fort-tryon-park Date: September 28, 2014

Please join us for the 30th annual Medieval Festival on September 28th, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park.

This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc. and food will be available for purchase.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/meditation Date: September 28, 2014

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd50c19e71.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/photoville Date: September 28, 2014

Returning this year to Pier 5, NYC's premier photo destination is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers featuring photo exhibitions, outdoor photo workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition, and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE, Brooklyn's premire outdoor photographic exhibition will present the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world. THE FENCE at the park measures 1000 ft in length and stetches along the Greenway.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 28, 2014

History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-28 2014-09-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST