NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:49:10 GMT <![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR: Open Run, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-basketball Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Get Moving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/kids-get-moving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/kids-get-moving Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the West 88th Street Fall Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-fall-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-fall-planting Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the West 88th Street Block Association for their annual fall planting. Let's get together to clean and plant our block's flowerbeds, meet new residents, and catch up with neighbors. We look forward to a great day caring for our neighborhood!

Interested volunteers are asked to RSVP by emailing singfeld@aol.com, bring heavy duty work gloves, wear orange safety vest, and carry bottled water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78754806518600000, -73.97084045410200000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[West Bronx Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/west-bronx-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/west-bronx-open-house Date: October 31, 2015

Get to know your local community center. West Bronx Recreation Center is open for the public today! Take free fitness classes, enjoy basketball clinics in our huge gymnasium and play football with us in the back.

Learn more about the center! Halloween costumes are welcome!

For more information, please call (718) 293-5934.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-brookville-park Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Brookville Park to help clean up and beautify the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 776-6341

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 147th Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65747313005700000, -73.74518191814400000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Beach 59th St Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-beach-59th-st-playground Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of B59th Street Playground to paint park benches & the concrete fence base, weed and seed the grass, plant daffodils, and enjoy Halloween treats and activities!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 360-3669

Location: Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58909988403320000, -73.78890228271484000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rosemary's Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-rosemarys-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-rosemarys-playground Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Friends of Rosemary's Playground to clean-up and paint benches in the playground area. Please be prepared to get dirty and have some fun with your neighbors. The Friends of Rosemary's Playground look forward to introducing themselves and cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Cuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tai-chi-cuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tai-chi-cuan Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602fa5087c86.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Ears, Eyes, and Tails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails Date: October 31, 2015

What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes, and tail and then wag, look, and listen like a local animal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602fa9f83fc9.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Garden: Life and Death Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/hattie-carthan-garden-life-and-death-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/hattie-carthan-garden-life-and-death-celebration Date: October 31, 2015

Join us at the Hattie Carthan Community Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities.

Enjoy West African Drumming, pumpkin carving, ghoulish delights, face painting, crystal skull making, healthy holiday treats for kids, the Sacred Arts Exhibit - a community ancestor altar with ancestral food and offerings, a Food in Sacred Ritual Workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and more fun activities for kids!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Magnolia Tree Earth Center)

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B400 Magnolia Tree Earth Center 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 31, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer training, refreshers, provide equipment and special trick or tree goodies, from noon - 5pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 59th Street and 47th Avenue

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74041272872300000, -73.90635967254600000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 31, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer training, refreshers, provide equipment and special trick or tree goodies, from noon - 5pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Finlay Avenue and Sharrott Avenue

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.51839931544400000, -74.21268939971900000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Haunted Halloween Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/haunted-halloween-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/haunted-halloween-party Date: October 31, 2015

Calling all ghosts, goblins & wonderfully ghoulish little creatures!

Check in at the haunted hotel and celebrate Halloween. Enjoy the hay maze, decorate pumpkins, dance the Monster Mash and top it off with a march in the costume parade. Kids, parents and all costumed creatures are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8935

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562918bbb7587.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Great PUPkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/17th-annual-great-pupkin-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/17th-annual-great-pupkin-festival Date: October 31, 2015

Join us for the largest dog costume event in Brooklyn will be held on Halloween this year, which means a more insane show than ever before. And possibly dozens of dogs dressed like Donald Trump. If that doesn’t get you to add this to your calendar, what will?. Last year, we saw a record 124 costumed canines in the contest. The judges were exhausted!

We’ll start registrations at 11:00 a.m. at the top of the monument in Fort Greene Park; the contest will start at noon sharp at the bottom of the monument steps. Fort Greene PUPS will be glad to take your donation of $5.00 per entrant to help defray event costs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.69179916381836000, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56046fb1a9e56.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MJM Culture and Arts Festival: 250 Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival-250-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival-250-edition Date: October 31, 2015

Come to Morris-Jumel Mansion's fourth annual Culture and Arts Festival!

One of New York City’s most beloved community events, the festival (called CAFé for short) gathers uptown Manhattan’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs for an afternoon of performance, crafts, and tastings.

This year, Morris-Jumel Mansion has the pleasure of welcoming Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and thespian who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical Hamilton. MJM's guest of honor, Leslie, will open the festival and later perform from noon to 12:30 p.m.

CAFé is free to attend, and no registration is required. Simply swing by, and sample the best that uptown culture has to offer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: October 31, 2015

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival Date: October 31, 2015

Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5907, -73.8096 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 31, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[15th Annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-festival-in-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-festival-in-fort-greene Date: October 31, 2015

NYC Parks produces a variety of large festivals and special events that provide unique experiences for thousands of New Yorkers year-round.

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers for the 15th annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival! Attractions include hay rides, pumpkin giveaways and painting, a costume parade, creepy-crawlies with the Urban Park Rangers, and Fort Greene PUPS's wildly popular Great PUPkin costume contest for dogs and owners.

All free to the public, rain or shine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (973) 563-5212

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f6d78dd8d02.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Halloween Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/childrens-halloween-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/childrens-halloween-parade Date: October 31, 2015

Come celebrate Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden! Enjoy activities for children all afternoon: spooky story time, magic show, bouncy house, crafts, candy art, games, and our first-ever Halloween parade!

12-4pm:
• Bouncy House & Old Fashioned Games
• Crafts for Kids - Decorate a nature themed mask using autumn leaves
• Candy Art Machine - Kids create an edible work of art by filling tubes with assorted candy crystals

1-1:30pm: Halloween Parade - Join QBG’s mascot Flora as the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade. Families dressed in costume will lineup at 1pm and march on QBG’s Oak Allee to the beat of classic Halloween tunes!

2:15-3pm: Magic Show by Gary the Great (www.ahrealmagic.com)

3-3:30pm: Spooky Story Time & Craft

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc5325455e7.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: October 31, 2015

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido's Birthday Spooktacular at Forest Park Carousel!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cidos-birthday-spooktacular-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cidos-birthday-spooktacular-at-forest-park-carousel Date: October 31, 2015

Come Celebrate Halloween and Cido's Birthday with the annual Cido's Birthday Spooktacular at Forest Park Carousel! Dress up in your Halloween costumes and come with your family for a fun-filled family day that will include free magic/clown shows, costume contests, live music and free birthday cake!

Event Schedule

12 p.m.: Live DJ music and dance party

1 p.m.: Free Cido the Clown Magic Show

2 p.m.: Costume contest with prizes (prize guaranteed for all participants)

3 p.m.: Free Cido the Clown Magic Show

4 p.m.: Free Birthday Cake for everyone

The Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller, and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5613f98ee9c36.png Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-extravaganza Date: October 31, 2015

Join NYC Parks for an afternoon of crafts, group games, dancing and a haunted house!

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please call 718-471-4818 to register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60240173339844000, -73.76249694824219000 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/heart-of-the-park-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/heart-of-the-park-central-park Date: October 31, 2015

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

Enjoy the sights and sounds from the heart of Central Park on this tour. Let the Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of the Conservatory Waters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77619934082031000, -73.97589874267578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef47ee627ab.jpg Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/outdoor-skills-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/outdoor-skills-knot-tying Date: October 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/scharen-knippen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/scharen-knippen Date: October 31, 2015

Celebrate fall at Lefferts Historic House with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While you're here join us for potato sack races and other fun historic toys and games.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/le-petit-art Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/gallery-tour Date: October 31, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602fb6dde350.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hocus Pocus in the Park by Fantasy Forest!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/hocus-pocus-in-the-park-by-fantasy-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/hocus-pocus-in-the-park-by-fantasy-forest Date: October 31, 2015

This October 31st celebrate Halloween in style with your family at Fantasy Forest's Hocus Pocus in The Park Halloween party! Suit up and come join us for a fun-filled day that will include candy giveways, raffles with prizes and our famous costume contest.

About Fantasy Forest: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, other fun attractions and games.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/561d0a4dc10b8.jpg Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go Date: October 31, 2015

Enjoy a haunted walk with our ghosts and goblins! Bring a pumpkin to decorate! Costumes welcome.

For more information, call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue & Seafoam Street

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.56348050000000000, -74.09853020000000000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Free Wheelchair Flag Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league Date: October 31, 2015

Please join us for wheelchair flag football season!

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

All ages are welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Fall Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival Date: October 31, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!

The Friends of South Oxford will be hosting the Fall Halloween Festival. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/halloween-fest Date: October 31, 2015

Celebrate Halloween with us! Experience our haunted house and hayride. Plus, we'll have face painting for children! All are welcome!

For more information, please call (718) 829-0156.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park),Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83940124511719000, -73.84359741210938000; 40.84059906005859400, -73.84279632568360000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[PASS Art Installation: The Lorca Project: Green, How I Want You Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/pass-the-lorca-project-green-how-i-want-you-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/pass-the-lorca-project-green-how-i-want-you-green Date: October 31, 2015

David Antonio Cruz, a noted multi-disciplinary visual artist, brings a perfect performance to include in your Halloween festivities. Cruz fuses video, costume construction, performance and painting to explore and redefine queerness, diasporic, psychological and ever shifting unnamed spaces.

The Lorca Project, “Green, how I want you green”, is a live performance with multi-video projections and sculpture installations based on the Sonnets of Dark Love, the last poems of the poet Garcia Lorca which serve as the inspiration for the sounds composed and performed by Daniel De Jesus. Come in costume and be admitted for half price (pay at the door if you are planning to dress up!).

There will be a 5 PM Reception & 6 PM Performance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3525

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5630e1a4a543b.JPG Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania Date: October 31, 2015

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

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters Frankenstein and his bride, the Mumm, a family of werewolves, and more can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5612d30ee6cc9.jpg Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween Date: October 31, 2015

Patriarch Seabury Tredwell has died. His coffin sits in the front parlor surrounded by lilies and flickering candles; black crepe covers the mirrors. Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th-century Gothic literature and true ghost stories as reported by museum visitors of the unsettling and unexplainable.

Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ghosts of Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/ghosts-of-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/ghosts-of-conference-house Date: October 31, 2015

Is this Staten Island’s most haunted park? Find out on a night time hike through an ancient burial grounds and into the Conference House.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 21st.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Awakening in Ink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/awakening-in-ink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/awakening-in-ink Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560c4ad2508d1.jpg Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/tcs-new-york-city-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/tcs-new-york-city-marathon Date: November 1, 2015

The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with 50,530 finishers in 2014.

Cheer on the runners as they make their way through the five boroughs to the finish line in Central Park. View the course map here.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: November 1, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562fcc73b6154.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/hatha-yoga Date: November 1, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ecf42c584a.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Ears, Eyes and Tails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails Date: November 1, 2015

What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes and tail, and then wag, look and listen like a local animal.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ecfa42dc45.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bayswater Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park Date: November 1, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Solid Rock Boulders & Pathfinders to paint the mural wall and plant daffodil bulbs!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 314-2852

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Feather Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/early-morning-birdwalk-feather-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/early-morning-birdwalk-feather-friends Date: November 1, 2015

Observe park regulars like chickadees, early winter residents like Northern Shovelers, and the returning ducks that spend the winter in the Lake. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club, this tour leaves promptly at 10 am.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/meditation Date: November 1, 2015

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 10:45 am 11:45 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ed0095845b.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: November 1, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 1, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Native American culture will be celebrated in this special program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fall-foliage-hike-cornucopia-of-trees Date: November 1, 2015

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fall-foliage-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/fall-foliage-photography Date: November 1, 2015

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.

Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Von Briesen Parking Lot (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60726928710937500, -74.06064605712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fb19517b0a1.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Moses Mountain Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/moses-mountain-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/moses-mountain-hike Date: November 1, 2015

Join us for a jaunt to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory and enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view and look for birds of prey.

This moderately paced learning walk will last over 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 8 and over.

Registration is required. Please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/paper-quilting Date: November 1, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Quilters Guild present their annual show for display in the month of November. While you are here make your own paper quilt collage to take home or add it to our community patchwork.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden and Billings Estate Area Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/heather-garden-and-billings-estate-area-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/heather-garden-and-billings-estate-area-tour Date: November 1, 2015

Join expert horticulturist Jonathan Landsman on a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate and experience the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as the views that were the impetus for the creation of the park.

Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5632412f77c0b.jpg Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: November 1, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/forest-crew Date: November 1, 2015

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.

New York Restoration Project crews meet every week to work on ongoing projects and maintenance in their respective areas of Sherman Creek Park and Highbridge Park. All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least 3 work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about NYRP Crews or to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Highbridge Park

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8444, -73.9316 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/park-reforestation Date: November 1, 2015

****Parks Reforestation has been postponed until Sunday, November 1st. Please register by Thursday, October 29th to be a part of this event.****

Join us this fall as we continue our ongoing reforestation of Highbridge Park. As part of our effort to re-establish a native forest in Highbridge Park, we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials and removing non-native invasive plants.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Ft George Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85839843750000000, -73.92590332031250000 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 1, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ed066a8553.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: November 1, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Autumn Paint Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/rockaway-autumn-paint-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/rockaway-autumn-paint-out Date: November 1, 2015

Bring your easels, paint and pastels and come to the boardwalk to paint the sunset.

Materials for kids will be provided

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.58430099487305000, -73.81069946289062000 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/01/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 1, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program focuses on local animals that primarily come out at night.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-01 2015-11-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.66740036010742000, -73.97260284423828000 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Exercise Classes in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: 419-962-6292

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f31cc205078.png Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel Date: November 2, 2015

New York artist Ruth Wetzel spends hours trekking through wetlands in waders photographing magnified views of diverse plant life and ecosystems found in New York. She isolates intimate details in the swamps—plumes of sediment, verdant foliage, and colorful reflections—allowing abstract forms to shine. Swampland includes over 30 small and large format photographs of wetlands around her upstate Stone Ridge, New York home, as well as a newly created series of photographs documenting New York City’s Alley Pond Park in Queens, Prospect Park Lake, and Spuyten Duyvil Creek.

Exhibition is free. Closed on holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560af9e542a51.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 2, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition External Forces. This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: 'Counterpoint', oil on board 24" x 24", dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 2, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/teen-pass Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/3-to-6-club Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/02/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club Date: November 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: November 3, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: November 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Picture the Park Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/picture-the-park-photo-exhibition Date: November 3, 2015

The Pelham Bay Park Picture the Park! Exhibit features 30 photos from each of five categories about Pelham Bay Park – Seasons, People in the Park, Wildlife, Infused by Bronx History and Scenic Vistas. Winning photos were chosen based on the number of Facebook “likes” each photo received. The contest took place on the Friends’ Facebook page from February 1 through May of this year. Each photo offers interesting perspectives on how the park is used and viewed by people who love it. The Grand Prize Winner is Nilka Martell, whose photo “Split Rock” received the most “likes” on Facebook.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel Date: November 3, 2015

New York artist Ruth Wetzel spends hours trekking through wetlands in waders photographing magnified views of diverse plant life and ecosystems found in New York. She isolates intimate details in the swamps—plumes of sediment, verdant foliage, and colorful reflections—allowing abstract forms to shine. Swampland includes over 30 small and large format photographs of wetlands around her upstate Stone Ridge, New York home, as well as a newly created series of photographs documenting New York City’s Alley Pond Park in Queens, Prospect Park Lake, and Spuyten Duyvil Creek.

Exhibition is free. Closed on holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560af9e542a51.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Project: Turn & Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/compost-project-turn-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/compost-project-turn-learn Date: November 3, 2015

Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3525

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5630ed0d8a30f.jpeg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Tree Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/discovery-tree-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/discovery-tree-walk-for-families Date: November 3, 2015

Looking for an in-park adventure on these upcoming school holidays? Take part in hands-on exploration and identification of some of Central Park’s majestic trees and marvel at the beautiful fall foliage. Free; ages 5+.

Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Please arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time to check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5617e34aaa9f9.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: November 3, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition External Forces. This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: 'Counterpoint', oil on board 24" x 24", dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/fall-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/fall-field-day Date: November 3, 2015

NYC Parks presents the first-ever Fall Field Day! Kids, teens, and their families are invited to relive classic and nostalgic field day activities as they are introduced to a new generation. With an array of activities fit for all ages and abilities, Fall Field Day will have something for everyone to enjoy!

The event will take place on both sides of the High Bridge, at Highbridge Park in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Highbridge Park, Bronx

On the Bronx side, there will Zumba, dance, a mini obstacle course, arts and crafts, and a Kids N Play corner.

Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Activities will include:

Action Games

  • Javelin (noodle) throw
  • Bubble soccer
  • Giant soccer
  • Pillow Polo
  • Obstacle course
  • Hand cycling

Field Games

  • Giant Parachute
  • Tug-O-War
  • Disc Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Musical bean bag chairs

Relay Races

  • Potato sack race
  • Three-legged race
  • Agility (parachute) races
  • Spoon/egg race

At the main stage, there will live entertainment, including two performances by the Big Apple Circus. In celebration of Election Day, we'll have an old voting booth where kids and families can pretend to vote and take selfies.

Bring the kids to meet Snoopy from the Peanuts Movie!

Rain or shine.

Pumpkin Smash
Bring your old Halloween pumpkins and smash them to smithereens at Pumpkin Smash. Once smashed, the pumpkins will be composted locally with finished composed used to improve soils in city parks and green spaces. In partnership with the NYC Compost Project. Hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Get all the dirt on composting in New York City on the NYC Compost Project website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park),170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84237801057000000, -73.93512916564900000; 40.84251599073000000, -73.92589700222000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560963a406e2a.JPG Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: November 3, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: November 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Election Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/election-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/election-day Date: November 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming on Election Day.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Race Around the Farm Yard, 1–3 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old fashioned games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks 8-Ball Billiards Tournament: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/nyc-parks-8ball-billiards-tournament-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/nyc-parks-8ball-billiards-tournament-bronx Date: November 3, 2015

Teen Recreation Center members are invited to compete in the Bronx's 8-Ball Tournament!

Pool tables are available at many of NYC Parks' Recreation Centers around the city, included in your membership. Recreation Center members from the Bronx compete for the title, and the chance to play in the championship!

The top players from the tournament make it to the championship on November 13 at Chelsea Recreation Center. Championship prizes are being generously provided by Predator Cues, with support from professional pool player Tony Robles.

Space is limited. To register, please email Christopher.Suarez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Tree Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/discovery-tree-walk-for-families1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/discovery-tree-walk-for-families1 Date: November 3, 2015

Looking for an in-park adventure on these upcoming school holidays? Take part in hands-on exploration and identification of some of Central Park’s majestic trees and marvel at the beautiful fall foliage. Free; ages 5+.

Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Please arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time to check in and to pick up Discovery Kits. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5617e6b3ae331.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Innovators Squad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/young-innovators-squad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/young-innovators-squad Date: November 3, 2015

The Young Innovators Squad is for youth 14-18 years old who are designers, coders, artists, gamers, writers, or generally creative? Do you enjoy inventing and making stuff? Are you interested in learning more? Join the Young Innovators Squad for a special Election Day celebration, where we'll hack the media and make awesome original videos about issues that matter to you!

In the Young Innovators Squad you can make awesome projects, test new tools, get introduced to cool companies and organizations, and network with other creatives. We'll have pizza and fun swag too! Join this special community!

RSVP online.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81280136108398400, -73.93930053710938000 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/gallery-tour Date: November 3, 2015

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ed0d733d75.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/11/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 3, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-11-03 2015-11-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ed128c7a65.jpg Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT