NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:58:20 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[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/tai-chi1 Date: November 28, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: November 28, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 28, 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 28, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: November 28, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whcih 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/blooming-naturalists Date: November 28, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/house-tours Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: November 28, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: November 28, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/nature-on-the-go Date: November 28, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts Date: November 28, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: November 28, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 28, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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/2014/11/28/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/animal-encounter Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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/2014/11/28/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 28, 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 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/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 28, 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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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 29, 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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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 29, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/zumba Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/health-and-race-walking Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54183bec98cf3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/holiday-train-show Date: November 29, 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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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: November 29, 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.

On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. 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: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 29, 2014

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f611625a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/birding-waterfowl Date: November 29, 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: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/tai-chi-chuan Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 29, 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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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/arts-and-craft-fair Date: November 29, 2014

Buy locally and support your community! Local artists and crafts people will exhibit their work available for sale.

Vendors offer one of a kind jewelry, hand-made American doll clothing, personalize greeting cards, and baked goods. Get out of the hibernation mode and come visit a Victorian cottage filled with something for everyone!

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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/esl-class Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: November 29, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 29, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/house-tours Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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[Hunter Island Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/hunter-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/hunter-island-hike-moderate Date: November 29, 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fall-foliage-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/fall-foliage-hike Date: November 29, 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 amazing 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: (212) 772-3751

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration Date: November 29, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!

QHS' Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Eve Bunting’s book, One Green Apple, followed by a discussion and activity.

This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540092c4d58ba.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/gallery-tour Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8743b62d0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 29, 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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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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/2014/11/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 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/2014/11/29/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/wheelchair-basketball Date: November 29, 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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy Date: November 29, 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. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

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) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 6:00 pm 40.5173, -74.1905 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 30, 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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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/wheelchair-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/wheelchair-football-league Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 30, 2014

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f8795d7d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/hatha-yoga Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e818506348.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show Date: November 30, 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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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/salt-marsh-exploration-hike-moderator Date: November 30, 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. On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. 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: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-and-craft-fair Date: November 30, 2014

Buy locally and support your community! Local artists and crafts people will exhibit their work available for sale.

Vendors offer one of a kind jewelry, hand-made American doll clothing, personalize greeting cards, and baked goods. Get out of the hibernation mode and come visit a Victorian cottage filled with something for everyone!

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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/meditation Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e807c8836d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Living Through Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-culture-fun-living-through-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/arts-culture-fun-living-through-movement Date: November 30, 2014

Living Through Movement is an intergenerational modern dance compan whose focus is to bring the art of dance to the community.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Modern Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/modern-survival-skills Date: November 30, 2014

Learn about modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.

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.

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: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours Date: November 30, 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 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 30, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 30, 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. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available onsite for purchase by 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 30, 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: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e8351568cf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 30, 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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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 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[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 30, 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: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 5:00 pm 40.7942, -73.9628 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 1, 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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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show Date: December 1, 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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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 1, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 1, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Central Park Perimeter Wall

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 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/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: December 1, 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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 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/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics Date: December 1, 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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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/15th-annual-winters-eve-at-lincoln-square Date: December 1, 2014

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Fifteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side holiday tree in Dante Park.

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7718, -73.9826 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: December 1, 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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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 2, 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 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 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/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 2, 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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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST