NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:20:21 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 21, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 21, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/animal-encounter Date: November 21, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 21, 2014

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 21, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 21, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-11-21 2014-11-21 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks' Greenbelt Recreation Center Turkey Trot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/nyc-parks-greenbelt-recreation-center-turkey-trot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/21/nyc-parks-greenbelt-recreation-center-turkey-trot Date: November 21, 2014

Ever joined a turkey raffle?

You should visit us for the Thanksgiving season! Turkey Trot is a dance only for adults. In addition to light refreshments, turkeys will be given away to a lucky dancer.

To find out more about our special turkey giveaway, give us a call at (718) 667-3545. This event, presented by NYC Parks' Greenbelt Recreation Center, is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-21 2014-11-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 22, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

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 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bird-walk Date: November 22, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/grownyc-greenmarket Date: November 22, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 22, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/zumba Date: November 22, 2014

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Flat 5K Trail Race at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race-willowbrook-park Date: November 22, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up and breakdown of the event. Help with distribution of the food and give-a-ways. Please meet at the Carousel for All Children.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP. Dress for the weather.

All events are listed on our website www.sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/health-and-race-walking Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/holiday-train-show Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/its-my-park-day-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/its-my-park-day-at-ruppert-park Date: November 22, 2014

On It's My Park Day, visit Ruppert Park and support local volunteer activity! Volunteers will be clearing pedestrian paths, raking fallen leaves and cleaning playground area, as well as removing litter from the passive sitting area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Ruppert Park

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M294 Ruppert Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.781, -73.9501 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/seasonal-explorers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/seasonal-explorers Date: November 22, 2014

Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

This mini-series takes place on Saturday morning sessions, and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one Saturday or all three.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Volunteering: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/saturday-volunteering-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/saturday-volunteering-forest-restoration Date: November 22, 2014

Help restore our Forever Wild Preserve by clearing invasive weeds and planting native species. All are welcome. Students earn community service hours. Wear long sleeves, long pants, solid foot wear and be prepared to work in light rain. Registration required: volunteer@vcpark.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 490-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Foam Rolling Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-foam-rolling-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-foam-rolling-class Date: November 22, 2014

Learn how to foam roll! Athletes have used foam rolling to quickly recover from workouts. Foam rolling incorporates massaging techniques to help you recover faster, and keep your muscles fresh by increasing blood flow to them. It will also aid in making muscles appear long and lean by repairing previous damage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Flat 5K Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race Date: November 22, 2014

Fall Flat takes place just before Thanksgiving and is the Greenbelt’s original 5K trail run. The course travels along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is mostly flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. This race will be professionally timed culminating in an awards ceremony. Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for registered runners.

Fall Flat is brought to you by the Greenbelt Conservancy, NYC Parks and King of the Mountain Events.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461177b1651a.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Flat 5-K Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race-registration-is-now-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fall-flat-5k-trail-race-registration-is-now-open Date: November 22, 2014

Fall Flat takes place just before Thanksgiving and is the Greenbelt’s original 5K trail run. The course travels along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is mostly flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. This race will be professionally timed culminating in an awards ceremony. Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for registered runners.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5411df0a52a92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls Date: November 22, 2014

Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to tales told by Native American Joe Cross, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave, and shape our dried husks into a cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Storytelling at noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f079fa23.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/esl-class Date: November 22, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 22, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/rangers-choice-greenwood-cemetery-bird-walk-and-history-tour Date: November 22, 2014

Green-Wood Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in New York City.

Learn about the famous New Yorkers buried here, as well as the diverse bird population that thrives in the rolling acres that surround the graves, tombs, and mausoleums of this peaceful place.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 12th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Green-wood Cemetery

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 40.652, -73.9896 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 22, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Artisans in the Shop: Copper Beech Bowls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/artisans-in-the-shop-copper-beech-bowls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/artisans-in-the-shop-copper-beech-bowls Date: November 22, 2014

Welcome a piece of Wave Hill history into your home! Over Harvest Weekend at Wave Hill, take advantage of a limited release of hand-made, wooden bowls salvaged from one of Wave Hill’s iconic copper beeches. The ancient, much-loved tree—one of the last copper beeches on the property—had to be removed from the grounds last year, but has found a new vitality in these spectacular pieces.

Superbly crafted by two experienced wood-turners, Chris Busak and James Tyrrell, these one-of-a-kind bowls perfectly symbolize Wave Hill’s deep sense of caring—for our renowned gardens, and for the community that infuses the institution with life. Meet both artisans on Harvest Weekend for a chance to learn more about their work and about these unique pieces. A limited number of bowls is available for purchase.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill,Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125; 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: November 22, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[WBO's One Year Anniversary Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/one-year-anniversary-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/one-year-anniversary-bash Date: November 22, 2014

Celebrate WBO's one-year anniversary with us! It's been one year since Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center first reopened, a bastion of the community in Norwood. Find out why the center's so important. Take fitness classes, like kickboxing, yoga, aerobics; dance through a Bachata lesson; make arts and crafts; play games, including hockey and tug of war; and meet the Parks Enforcement Patrol officers and their horses!

Adults who take part in a fitness class will get a free day pass. This event is free and we welcome you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546b8ec814c16.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 22, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to our community patchwork quilt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 22, 2014

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

Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period. All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/house-tours Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Floral Arranging Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/floral-arranging-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/floral-arranging-workshop Date: November 22, 2014

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece!

Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. Fee includes materials.

Registraton is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Perfect Pumpkin Pie Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/perfect-pumpkin-pie-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/perfect-pumpkin-pie-workshop Date: November 22, 2014

Do you have pie anxiety? A chef from Great Performances alleviates all of your pie-making fears in this hands-on workshop. Mix and roll pastry from scratch and make a delicious pumpkin filling laced with seasonal spices. We’ll bake your pie in the kitchen of The Café at Wave Hill and you’ll take it home the same day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e87891eacf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/wilderness-survival Date: November 22, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:00 pm 40.8088, -73.966 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Mini-Orchid & Air Plant Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/miniorchid-air-plant-terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/miniorchid-air-plant-terrarium-workshop Date: November 22, 2014

Calling all indoor gardeners! Join horticulturalist Maria Colletti to learn how to make a miniature exotic garden with tiny orchids and air plants. Registration required, space is limited. Contact (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[My Old Neighborhood Remembered: Avery Corman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/my-old-neighborhood-remembered-avery-corman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/my-old-neighborhood-remembered-avery-corman Date: November 22, 2014

Author, Avery Corman recalls neighborhood life in the Bronx in the 1940s and 1950s in a documentary; an adaptation of his memoir, My Old Neighborhood Remembered, published by Barricade Books.

There will be an Q & A and book signing.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: November 22, 2014

See the park's most artfully-designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/gallery-tour Date: November 22, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room, Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e871761248.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-22 2014-11-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 22, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 22, 2014

Join NYC Parks in Brooklyn for wheelchair basketbal! Compete in wheelchair basketball at Brownsville Recreation Center, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting. Both able-bodied athletes and athletes with disabilities are welcome.

The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: New Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/astronomy-new-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/22/astronomy-new-moon Date: November 22, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-11-22 2014-11-22 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 23, 2014

Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Adults 18 and up are welcome to come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday at Bulova Park in Queens. If you've never played wheelchair football before, you're guaranteed to have a fun time!

This league is brought to you by NYC Parks, sponsored by the Wheelchair Sports Federation.

For more information, call (718) 353-7853 or email David.Deas@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Picture Perfect in Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/picture-perfect-in-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/picture-perfect-in-union-square Date: November 23, 2014

Kick off the holiday season by getting picture perfect in Union Square! Have your professional holiday portraits taken in the Pavilion courtesy of the Union Square Partnership.

Look as picture perfect as Union Square on this special one-day event, featuring entertainment by the New York Holiday Choristers and refreshments provided by Mighty Pie and Amedei Chocolate.

Please register at pictureperfectunionsquare.eventbrite.com.

Space is limited, and registration allows for one time slot per guest.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cd2eb20601.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/hatha-yoga Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e815add9cf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: November 23, 2014

Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green. Central Park Conservancy environmental educators will lead mulching and leaf-raking projects throughout the Park.

Ages 5+. Closed-toe shoes required. Families only; no groups. Space is limited; advance registration required. For more infomation or to register for a session, please visit centralparknyc.org/keepingitgreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54174146ccb2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/holiday-train-show Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/birding-for-families Date: November 23, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b0bf550ef.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/family-art-project-cornhusk-dolls Date: November 23, 2014

Celebrate corn and harvest time! Listen to tales told by Native American Joe Cross, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape our dried husks into a cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Storytelling at noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f3cec4e6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/discovery-walks-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/discovery-walks-for-families-north-woods Date: November 23, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

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

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410a906355e0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 23, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/smorgasburg Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Artisans in the Shop: Copper Beech Bowls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/artisans-in-the-shop-copper-beech-bowls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/artisans-in-the-shop-copper-beech-bowls Date: November 23, 2014

Welcome a piece of Wave Hill history into your home! Over Harvest Weekend at Wave Hill, take advantage of a limited release of hand-made, wooden bowls salvaged from one of Wave Hill’s iconic copper beeches. The ancient, much-loved tree—one of the last copper beeches on the property—had to be removed from the grounds last year, but has found a new vitality in these spectacular pieces.

Superbly crafted by two experienced wood-turners, Chris Busak and James Tyrrell, these one-of-a-kind bowls perfectly symbolize Wave Hill’s deep sense of caring—for our renowned gardens, and for the community that infuses the institution with life. Meet both artisans on Harvest Weekend for a chance to learn more about their work and about these unique pieces. A limited number of bowls is available for purchase.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 23, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/historic-new-york-brooklyn-bridge Date: November 23, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period.

Explore the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the time when it ws first built to its present day place in our growing city, and our most modern park that spans below: Brooklyn Bridge Park.

All programs are historic walking tours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Entrance at Old Fulton and Furman Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 40.7027, -73.9953 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: November 23, 2014

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:00 am 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/meditation Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e802b0c503.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Playtime!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/nature-playtime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/nature-playtime Date: November 23, 2014

Join us as for special Nature Playtime! Pop-Up Audubon activities at the Zucker Natural Exploration Area.

Nature Playtime! creates fun, safe, and creative ways for your family to explore and play in nature together. Nature Playtime Guides will be facilitating seasonal nature play activities in outdoor locations around Prospect Park and the Prospect Park Zoo. Participating families will receive a Nature Playtime! Park Guide to help inspire more nature play. Let’s get outside together!

What is Nature Playtime? Nature Playtime is a partnership with Prospect Park Zoo, Tinkergarten, and the Prospect Park Alliance. Funding for this program is made possible by Disney Conservation Fund. Visit www.tinkergarten.com to learn more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a9758ecdfe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 23, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to our community patchwork quilt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 23, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena Date: November 23, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common and exotic trees found in New York City.

Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 1:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/house-tours Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/birding-owls Date: November 23, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: November 23, 2014

We'll be creating and decorating autumn table centerpieces made from natural materials!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Healthful Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/healthful-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/healthful-harvest Date: November 23, 2014

Learn about harvest traditions around the world, including a discussion on sustainable agriculture, and next year's garden preparation (gardening tips and ideas, when to plant, what to plant etc).

Sample some of the seasonal bounty, including herbs and teas. This program is suitable for adults ages 16 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 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 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 23, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e83060f964.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Canal Street String Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/concert-canal-street-string-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/concert-canal-street-string-band Date: November 23, 2014

The Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun, traditional American music with captivating vocals, 55 strings and a pair of cow bones. As The Buffalo News put it, “This is timeless music. From three-part vocal harmonies to masterful playing on pretty much every stringed instrument…these guys sound like they’re having a great time.” This concert is part of Wave Hill’s Fall Harvest Weekend and honors illustrious former resident Theodore Roosevelt. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8387cbc08.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/23/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-23 2014-11-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 24, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-24 2014-11-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 24, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/monday-movement Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 24, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/sit-aerobics Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-11-24 2014-11-24 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-24 2014-11-24 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Thomas Boyland Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/thomas-boyland-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/thomas-boyland-playground-community-input-meeting Date: November 24, 2014

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

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audrey Johnson Day Care Learning Center (in Thomas Boyland Park)

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6896, -73.904 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST