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, 27 Dec 2014 20:55:53 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[Youth Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/youth-girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/youth-girls-basketball-clinic Date: October 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541737fc1f4db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Game Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/artscraftsgame-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/artscraftsgame-time Date: October 18, 2014

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and table games with organizers of Princess for Lifetime.

All ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Baylander Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/baylander-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/baylander-tours Date: October 18, 2014

Join a free public tour of this historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots.

In advance of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina, The Baylander IX-514 will open for tours as part of a larger program designed to highlight the history of the ship and its extraordinary background, as well as facilitate the Marina’s community boating program. This marks the first time in its history that the Baylander is open to the public.

The Baylander IX-514 131-foot vessel began its service in Vietnam in 1968. In 1986 the Baylander was transformed into a helicopter trainer for the U.S. Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. For more than 10 years the ship provided a cost-effective training platform for single-spot deck landings, covering both day and night operations. Since 1986 the Baylander completed 120,000 error-free helicopter landings with a record of 346 landings in one day in June 1988.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-fall-migration Date: October 18, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Today wildlife is recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing activities. 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 binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oceania Street and 67th Street (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 40.7423, -73.7655 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 18, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/zumba Date: October 18, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-brower-park Date: October 18, 2014

Please join the Friends of Brower Park and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers are needed to assist in the Butterfly Garden with general cleanup, and beautification of the park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Charlton Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-charlton-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-charlton-plaza Date: October 18, 2014

Charlton Street Block Association and local residents will be working in this lovely little viewing garden they maintain. They will be spring cleaning and planting flowers for those walking on 6th Avenue to enjoy!

Please note: Volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Charlton Plaza

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.727, -74.0034 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Downing Street Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-downing-street-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-downing-street-playground Date: October 18, 2014

The Winston Churchill Square Garden's (next to Downing Street Playground) volunteers will be planting bulbs and doing a fall cleanup! There will also be a commemoration of Winston Churchill and the Normandy D-Day landings anniversary this year.

Come along and find out more and visit this lovely little park in the Village.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Downing Street Playground

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M027 Downing Street Playground 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7298, -74.0027 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-first-park Date: October 18, 2014

First Street Block Association will be leading the fall It's My Park Day cleanup and gardening day!

If you live in the neighborhood, please come along and join in to help rake up leaves and plant bulbs for a display of springtime flowers!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

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

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M124 First Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7237, -73.9894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at St. Mark's Children's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-st-marks-childrens-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-st-marks-childrens-park Date: October 18, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please join the Friends of St. Mark's Children's Park for It's My Park Day!

Volunteers will clean up and beautify the park. If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: St. Marks Children's Playground

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 10:30 am 3:00 pm 40.6747, -73.9415 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Academy Street Trees of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-academy-street-trees-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-academy-street-trees-of-inwood Date: October 18, 2014

Come out to Academy Street in Inwood to help the Rose Court Tenants spruce up the street tree pits in their neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed to help plant bulbs, clean the pit, weed, and paint tree guards.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 373-5701

Location: Payson Playground Facility (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9286 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-highbridge-park Date: October 18, 2014

Please join the Friends of Highbridge Park Dog Run as they clean debris, weed, and rake leaves in and around the dog run.

Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 400-7099

Location: Highbridge Park Dog Run (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.8557, -73.925 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hoover Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground Date: October 18, 2014

Please join Briarwood Action Network to help clean the park and plant bulbs.

Queens Library, Melrose Credit Union, FDNY, NYPD, and other exhibitors will be giving out information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 847-6916

Location: Manton Avenue and Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7103, -73.8197 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Little Red Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-little-red-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-little-red-square Date: October 18, 2014

Students from Little Red School House and Elizabeth Irwin High School will be planting flower bulbs and painting benches in Little Red Square and Passanante Ballfield.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Little Red Square

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MZ06 Little Red Square 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7293, -74.0021 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Minetta Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-minetta-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-minetta-green Date: October 18, 2014

Join local residents and kids as they plant bulbs for spring all over this Village park garden! Come along, join the fun, and meet some neighbors!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Minetta Green

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M125A Minetta Green 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7303, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Parham Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-parham-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-parham-playground Date: October 18, 2014

Please join the Arts and Letters Parents' Association and neighborhood residents for It's My Park Day at Parham Park.

Volunteers will clean up and plant daffodil bulbs. There will also be a Fall Festival next to the park.

If possible, please bring your own work gloves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Parham Playground (in Albert J. Parham Playground)

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B253 Albert J. Parham Playground 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.6903, -73.9708 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sherry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-sherry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-sherry-park Date: October 18, 2014

Volunteer with the Friends of Sherry Park to help clean, rake, and weed the garden beds at Sherry Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches and fences starting at 12 p.m.

Please bring your own work gloves and a paint brush.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7414, -73.8988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: October 18, 2014

Join the Friends of Albano Park as they spruce up their local park!

Help clean up, paint, and plant bulbs to make the park look great for the winter and spring seasons. There will be kids activities too!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: 2nd Avenue at 29th Street (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7416, -73.9782 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Washington Market Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-market-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-market-park Date: October 18, 2014

Join the Friends of Washington Market Park and the park gardener to help plant bulbs in the park that will become wonderful spring flowers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Southeast Corner at Washington Market Park (in Washington Market Park)

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M308 Washington Market Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7166, -74.0111 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/wave-hill-history-walk Date: October 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Pooch Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/pooch-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/pooch-parade Date: October 18, 2014

Does your dog look dapper in a suit? Do you and your dog share an uncanny resemblance? Join NYC Parks for the Pooch Parade!

Both you and your dog will have fun. There are giveaways and awards for man and beast! Your dog could win Best Costume, Largest/Smallest Dog, Best Pet-Parent Match or Best Talent Show Performance. Best of all, there'll be a dog parade for you and your dog!

For more information, please email Bill.LaCurtis@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wolfes Pond Park at Hylan Blvd (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5217, -74.1926 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/pumpkin-picking Date: October 18, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Fantastic Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fantastic-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fantastic-fall Date: October 18, 2014

Experience the magical transformation of the autumn forest through a hike.

We will then return to the Greenbelt Nature Center to create a fall photo frame to bring home. This program is geared for ages 4-8. Registration and pre-payment required.

Call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/esl-class Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-games Date: October 18, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 18, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 18, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/amazing-maize-maze Date: October 18, 2014

Ready to be amaaazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farn has chosen an American flag design for this year's Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d6ec6d8da8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/chair-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/chair-zumba Date: October 18, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.

This class is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival Date: October 18, 2014

Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7014, -73.853 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival1 Date: October 18, 2014

Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts!

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Co-Ed Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/coed-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/coed-basketball-clinic Date: October 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410983625288.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Peretz Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square Date: October 18, 2014

Come along to Peretz Square to join and help other local volunteers tidy up and plant flower bulbs all over this garden! Help plant now for a lovely spring flower display along this block of Houston Street!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-6607

Location: Houston Street and 1st Avenue (in Peretz Square)

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M123 Peretz Square 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.723, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: October 18, 2014

Join the volunteers at this community garden in Sara D Roosevelt Park. Come along and help tidy up and plant in the garden and nearby areas of the park.

Meet neighbors and enjoy spending time in this park and garden!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Rivington Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7211, -73.9919 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park Date: October 18, 2014

Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships in their fall cleaning and daffodil bulb planting at Tappen Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 757-8851

Location: 111 Canal Street (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.627, -74.0776 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest & Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/harvest-fest-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/harvest-fest-square-dance Date: October 18, 2014

Join us for our annual Harvest Fest celebrating all of the hard work that the community has done at Battery Urban Farm.

This is a free, family-friendly event open to all.

The day's events feature lots of games, a potato sack race, cooking demonstrations, tastings from Whole Foods Market and the Chefs Consortium, a community bake-off, live music from New Carolina and the Calamity Janes, and a big square dance with NYC Barn Dancing’s Dave Harvey and the Calamity Janes!

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Shore Soup, GoGo Grill, and Table Green.

Battery Urban Farm is partnering with non-profits GrowNYC and Earth Matter to make this year’s Harvest Fest a minimal waste event.

Supporting sponsors for this event are Whole Foods and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542eb34edb013.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 18, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hunts Point Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-hunts-point-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/its-my-park-day-at-hunts-point-recreation-center Date: October 18, 2014

Volunteer with the staff and neighbors of the Hunts Point Recreation Center to help spruce up and weed the Recreation Center's community garden.

Please bring your own work gloves if you have them.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb's MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/greenthumbs-milliontreesnyc-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/greenthumbs-milliontreesnyc-tree-giveaway Date: October 18, 2014

Pick up your free tree! In partnership with local community organizations, New York Restoration Project is giving away trees throughout NYC this fall.

To pick up your free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs.
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained.
  • plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Registration will be posted no earlier than three weeks before a giveaway date. If registration is closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP for your tree below.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Family Group Garden/Latinos Unidos

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8217, -73.9141 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/house-tours Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 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[Morris-Jumel Community Garden Workshop: Managing a Feral Cat Colony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/morrisjumel-community-garden-workshop-managing-a-feral-cat-colony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/morrisjumel-community-garden-workshop-managing-a-feral-cat-colony Date: October 18, 2014

Join the Morris-Jumel Community Garden as they discuss what they have learned about TNR (Trap Neuter and Return of feral cats) and managing a cat colony. They will show you methods which allow them to coexist with and benefit the garden by keeping it rodent free. We will also visit other nearby cat shelters and feeding stations in the neighborhood, including a church, a park, a parking lot and apartment building basement.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morris-Jumel Ecological Garden

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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8358, -73.9391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/rangers-choice-archery Date: October 18, 2014

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice programs and registration is required. Ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 1:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[October Festival at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/october-festival-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/october-festival-at-the-conference-house Date: October 18, 2014

Whats a better way to celebrate fall than live music, beer, and an amazing view at Conference House Park?

There will be music by Les Moore and The Contradictions, raffles, grilled Bratwurst, Kielbasa, and hotdogs with all the trimmings.

Bring your lawn chairs.

Advance tickets only! Please call (718) 984-6046 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Disc/MC/Visa accepted.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 18, 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 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[Big Read: Poe Cottage Ghost Story with the Center for Fiction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/big-read-poe-cottage-ghost-story-with-the-center-for-fiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/big-read-poe-cottage-ghost-story-with-the-center-for-fiction Date: October 18, 2014

Sean H. Doyle, D. Foy, and Sarah Gerard will read their ghost stories, starting first in the Poe Park Visitor Center, and then come with us on an excursion to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage where Poe spent his last days, for a tour of Poe's penultimate resting place.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/paper-arts-crafts Date: October 18, 2014

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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[iPhoneography: The Good, The Bad, and The Creative]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/iphoneography-the-good-the-bad-and-the-creative http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/iphoneography-the-good-the-bad-and-the-creative Date: October 18, 2014

iPhones are today’s most popular camera. Like the former classic cameras that helped record family history, iPhone cameras can be used to express yourself artistically.

Unlike the previous classics, iPhones also offer a plethora of apps that can be used to enhance your images. The best apps will also be discussed and demonstrated. Instructor Joel Heffner will teach you the basics and divulge secrets to getting the most out of your iPhone. Bring your iPhone and be ready to make art while you learn!

Joel Heffner is an author, speaker, and photographer who has been taking pictures with everything from a pinhole camera to the latest iPhone and has been conducting photo workshops for 30 years.

RSVP to info@aliceausten.org or call (718) 816-4506 ext. 10

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 ext. 10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e261ed03b8e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 18, 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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2014-10-18 2014-10-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/birding-at-bartow Date: October 18, 2014

The fall migration continues with warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more visiting Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: October 18, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/nocturnal-wildlife Date: October 18, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

NYC Parks are full of fascinating nocturnal creatures. From raccoons to a variety of bats, this walk will explore their habitats and their basic biology. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spot in the City.

Start time: 6:00 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/urban-starfest-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/urban-starfest-in-central-park Date: October 18, 2014

The Urban Park Rangers and Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.

New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and learn more about the night sky.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7723, -73.975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wheelchair-football-league Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 19, 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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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Baylander Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/baylander-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/baylander-tours Date: October 19, 2014

Join a free public tour of this historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots.

In advance of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina, The Baylander IX-514 will open for tours as part of a larger program designed to highlight the history of the ship and its extraordinary background, as well as facilitate the Marina’s community boating program. This marks the first time in its history that the Baylander is open to the public.

The Baylander IX-514 131-foot vessel began its service in Vietnam in 1968. In 1986 the Baylander was transformed into a helicopter trainer for the U.S. Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. For more than 10 years the ship provided a cost-effective training platform for single-spot deck landings, covering both day and night operations. Since 1986 the Baylander completed 120,000 error-free helicopter landings with a record of 346 landings in one day in June 1988.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/birding Date: October 19, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome.

Enjoy a walk through Fort Tryon park and catch a glimpse of its year round residents and migrating fall visitors.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/birding-for-families Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/red-hook-food-vendors Date: October 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Celebration Closing Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/worlds-fair-anniversary-celebration-closing-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/worlds-fair-anniversary-celebration-closing-activities Date: October 19, 2014

Come join us for a celebration of the 75th & 50th World's Fair Anniversary closing activities. There will be a parkwide scavenger hunt, 50 cent rides at the Carousel, free lectures at the Queens Museum, free viewings of the NYS Pavilion, a concert at the Unisphere starting at 5 p.m., featuring the Beatles Tribute band "Yesterday and Today", and more.

Schedule
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt Registration
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: The NYS Pavilion will be open for viewing free to the public
1:00 p.m.: NYC Parks’ Director of Historic Preservation John Krawchuk will host a free lecture at the Queens Museum
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Concert at the Unisphere

Please use public transportation as parking is very limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Pavilion & Astral Fountain (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7426, -73.8445 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54416bbe1e461.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at CC Moore Homestead Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-cc-moore-homestead-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-cc-moore-homestead-park Date: October 19, 2014

Volunteer with the Newtown Civic Association to help remove debris, rake, plant daffodil bulbs, and weed at CC Moore Homestead Park.

Volunteers are also needed to paint perimeter fences starting at 10 a.m. Please dress appropriately for painting projects and join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: C.C. Moore Homestead Park (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8822 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade Date: October 19, 2014

Come out to the East River Esplanade and join the Upper Green Side.

Volunteers are needed to help scrape and paint railings, and plant bulbs. Volunteers must register before the project date and are asked to bring their own work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 759-6895

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

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7829, -73.9439 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[Its My Park Day at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade-on-60th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade-on-60th-street Date: October 19, 2014

Volunteers and community advocates will help spruce up the waterfront along the East River!

Please come and join the GreenParkGardenersNYC to help clean beds and plant daffodils.

Dress for digging in the dirt and bring your gloves and any tools you may have.

Newbies are welcome. We'll show you how to weed and plant the bulbs. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 60th Street (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7589, -73.9585 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d7578cb2e1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the West 181st Street Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-181st-street-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-181st-street-community-garden Date: October 19, 2014

Come out to the West 181st Street Community Garden to help with weeding, sweeping, and planting bulbs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-3194

Location: West 181st Street Community Garden

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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9392 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54173fa046f39.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/forest-crew Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 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[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/food-truck-rally Date: October 19, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/dyckman-in-miniature Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 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[Fall Festival: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fall-festival-dyckman-farmhouse-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fall-festival-dyckman-farmhouse-museum Date: October 19, 2014

Visit Manhattan’s farmhouse for a full day of activities celebrating the fall season!

The farmhouse will be open free all day! Take a self-guided tour and discover what life on a New York farm was like during harvest time.

On view inside the farmhouse, 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. On view until November 30, 2014.

Schedule

Apple Pressing
11 a.m. - 3 p.m..
Time for the annual apple pressing! Watch the press in action, learn more about the Dyckman orchard, and enjoy a taste of freshly-pressed apple cider, while supplies last. Apples generously donated by Samascott Orchards. Visit them on Saturdays at the Inwood Greenmarket!

Backporch Music: Bob Dee
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Guitarist/composer Bob Dee will be leading a trio of original and standard jazz and Latin music. Dee has recorded and performed on TV, radio, and the club circuit around the world with such luminaries as Ronald Shannon Jackson, Dave Douglas, Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), legendary improvisation group A Thousand Tiny Fingers, and former Law and Order SVU star and comedian Richard Belzer, to name a few.

Dyckman Beer Tasting
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$10.00
Enjoy a beer tasting with the Dyckman Beer Company. Select from different beers inspired by our Washington Heights/Inwood community and infused with flavors from the Dominican Republic. The company was founded by Juan J. Camilo in 2012, with the goal of creating premium beers that will be a source of pride for uptown and its surrounding communities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 5:30 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/harvest-fest-pumpkin-patch Date: October 19, 2014

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!

There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts, and beer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3a96829a48.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/smorgasburg Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/amazing-maize-maze Date: October 19, 2014

Ready to be amaaazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farn has chosen an American flag design for this year's Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/543d6ec6d8da8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/pumpkin-picking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/pumpkin-picking Date: October 19, 2014

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Decker Farm

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2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Old Home Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/old-home-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/old-home-day Date: October 19, 2014

Watch the blacksmith and tinsmiths at work, meet the chair-caner, “colonial” cooks making bread and soup, expert quilters, beekeepers, spinners and more.

Your Old Home Day admission includes admission into Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. You must purchase ticket at 441 Clarke Ave first.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 19, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-games Date: October 19, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: October 19, 2014

Learn the history of Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, established on land that would become part of Central Park. This route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Fall for All at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/usp-presents-fall-for-all http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/usp-presents-fall-for-all Date: October 19, 2014

The Union Square Partnership is teaming up with Modern Family and Fox 5 to kick-off the fall season in Union Square Park. Bring the family to the North Plaza to experience an interactive corn maze, face-painting, pumpkin patch and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/fall-festival Date: October 19, 2014

Come join us for a day of fall-themed activities including crafts, games, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7359, -73.8054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Rambling Through Rosebank]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/rambling-through-rosebank http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/rambling-through-rosebank Date: October 19, 2014

Learn about the history and architecture on this walking tour of the popular Staten Island neighborhood, featuring important places in Alice Austen's life. The tour includes the houses of friends, the tennis club, St. John's church and rectory where her friend Trude lived. Visitors will also get to see the sites of some of her famous photographs. RSVP at (718) 816-4506x10 or info@aliceausten.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/house-tours Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: October 19, 2014

Join the Friends of Gulick Park in a fall park cleanup and community event with activities such as pumpkin painting, ping pong, and bulb planting!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Willett Street and Delancey Street (in Luther Gulick Playground)

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7163, -73.9826 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: October 19, 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 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 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[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/wilderness-survival Date: October 19, 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 (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 10th Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 1:00 pm 40.6595, -73.9766 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 19, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-19 2014-10-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST