NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:32:50 GMT <![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/fall-festival Date: October 10, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of fun-filled activities such as games, hayrides, music, storytelling, a pumpkin patch and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: October 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: A DIY Guide to Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/rangers-choice-a-dyi-guide-to-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/rangers-choice-a-dyi-guide-to-camping Date: October 10, 2015

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Camping can be an expensive past time. Learn what everyday items can be used to make DIY gear to save you money and maximize your fun.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, October 1st.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e72951c5258.JPG Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/pumpkin-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/pumpkin-festival Date: October 10, 2015

Pick your pumpkins for the season from our pumpkin patch and enjoy fall-themed crafts and activities for the entire family at Willowbrook Park.

The event is free. Pumpkins are avaibable for purchase.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f870fb0e172.jpg Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 10, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/fall-foliage-walk-great-trees-of-kissena-park Date: October 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef0ebc9f12a.jpg Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 10, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/scharen-knippen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/scharen-knippen Date: October 10, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/le-petit-art Date: October 10, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

The act of exploring, recording and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87a48a7b31.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 10, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents The Comedy of Errors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/arts-culture-fun-the-comedy-of-errors-by-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/arts-culture-fun-the-comedy-of-errors-by-the-public-theater Date: October 10, 2015

Mistaken identity leads to delightful mayhem in the Bard’s classic play about two sets of twins separated by stormy seas. When one pair dares to trespass into a foreign city to find the other, the comedy of errors begins and the long-lost brothers must overcome wrongful imprisonment, angry wives and hilarious confusion on their journey to a joyful reunion. This uproariously funny comedy will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at The Public as part of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City.

Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e6125fdece3.jpg Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Free Wheelchair Flag Football League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/nyc-parks-free-wheelchair-flag-football-league Date: October 10, 2015

Please join us for wheelchair flag football season!

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

All ages are welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bats at Belvedere]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bats-at-belvedere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/bats-at-belvedere Date: October 10, 2015

See live bats and learn about bats that live in Central Park through an educational presentation. The Organization for Bat Conservation will teach us how to spot and identify our winged friends in their natural surroundings.

Free; RSVP to let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. In case of inclement weather, please check the Central Park Conservancy website or call (212) 860-1370 for updates.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc69b6e0dc3.jpg Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/monster-mashups-movie-series-buffy-the-vampire-slayer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/monster-mashups-movie-series-buffy-the-vampire-slayer Date: October 10, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he's been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are taken for the pre-movie activites only (see link below). All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: South Lawn (in Dyker Beach Park)

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.61193084716800000, -74.01429748535200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56017f7c016e0.jpg Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz Date: October 10, 2015

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

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f97c596f166.jpg Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/movies-under-the-stars-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/movies-under-the-stars-frozen Date: October 10, 2015

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

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e4633325865.jpg Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Draconids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/astronomy-the-draconids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/10/astronomy-the-draconids-meteor-shower Date: October 10, 2015

Let the Urban Park Rangers be your guide as we witness the Draconids meteor shower, which often appears at the mouth of the Draco the Dragon constellation, and produces about 10 meteors per hour. This meteor shower is best observed on a clear, moon-less night.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-10-10 2015-10-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef163a8464f.JPG Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Maple Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/its-my-park-at-maple-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/its-my-park-at-maple-playground Date: October 11, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Body and Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Flushing to help clean the playground, rake leaves, and plant daffodil bulbs at Maple Playground. Body and Brain Yoga and Tai Chi Flushing will also be leading a yoga stretch to start off the day. Please dress comfortably for clean up.

Please email the contact below to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of beautifying Maple Playground!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Maple Playground

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Q211 Maple Playground 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.75589712540000000, -73.82604858840000000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 11, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from 10-3pm.

Start time: 8:44 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fillmore Avenue and E 36th Street

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<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 11, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from 10-3pm.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Albany Avenue and Avenue I

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<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fall-birding Date: October 11, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Observe the plants, insects, and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels are welcome! Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission. Registration recommended online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87dbbda959.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: October 11, 2015

Select doubles-style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7544, -73.9842 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d5641edadf.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sailing the Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/family-art-project-sailing-the-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/family-art-project-sailing-the-sky Date: October 11, 2015

Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling, and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery windsock for the autumn breezes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87e0c6917a.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/hatha-yoga Date: October 11, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for 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 are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87e566e080.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Fall Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-fall-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-fall-migration Date: October 11, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year, and our Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef1f4eec10b.JPG Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 11, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: October 11, 2015

Explore the woods of Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 11, 2015

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzle, 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!

The Amazing Maize Maze events take place on weekneds from September 19 through October 25 and on Columbus Day. Check out the Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday October 17. There is a $5 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on October 25 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: October 11, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 11, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/meditation Date: October 11, 2015

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

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 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87eb6743b5.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/goal-ball Date: October 11, 2015

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: October 11, 2015

This is a free event, and all equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Please bring a photo ID with you so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge. Voluntreers will master the TreeKIT mapping method and help collect data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Avenue and W 46th Street

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2015-10-11 2015-10-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76099207666100000, -73.99083852767900000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: October 11, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic, and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Promenaders will return to the Merchant's House Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. guided tour if they wish. Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/family-nature-walk Date: October 11, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87f22ade25.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Beyond the Scenic HudsonPlein Air Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/art-workshop-beyond-the-scenic-hudsonplein-air-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/art-workshop-beyond-the-scenic-hudsonplein-air-painting Date: October 11, 2015

View Matthew Friday’s Hudson River-inspired installation in Glyndor Gallery, then join him outdoors to paint the glorious autumn landscape using handmade pigments. Participate in a lively conversation about how global warming and other environmental challenges are changing this resilient ecosystem.

All skill levels are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87f77c9573.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: October 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87fda0bcd6.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 11, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/scharen-knippen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/scharen-knippen Date: October 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/plein-air-workshops-landscape-painting-in-fort-tyron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/plein-air-workshops-landscape-painting-in-fort-tyron-park Date: October 11, 2015

Fort Tryon Park offers extraordinary vistas for plein air painting. Led by landscape artist Elissa Gore, in this introductory watercolor painting class, we will make small paintings using warm autumn colors. The workshop will cover planning a sketch, perspective, and basic watercolor techniques. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided. Please dress for the weather outdoors!

Please note: This workshop is a drop-in program and you don't need to come to all three sessions. Space is limited to 8 people per workshop and RSVP is required for each individual session. Please email info@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Image Credit: ©Elissa Gore 2015

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86019897460937500, -73.93450164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560ec34c0e192.jpeg Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall 2015 Overlook Concerts - Bluegrass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fall-2015-overlook-concerts-bluegrass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fall-2015-overlook-concerts-bluegrass Date: October 11, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Fall 2015 Overlook Concert series, with talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia University Bluegrass Band.

This week’s performer: Columbia University Bluegrass Band; James Kerr, Leader. Born out of the oldest music in this country, Bluegrass uses traditional instruments and vocal harmonies to create this rousing sound.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.80929946899414000, -73.96690368652344000 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: October 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Harlem, Love, Life, Transitions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/dance-harlem-love-life-transitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/dance-harlem-love-life-transitions Date: October 11, 2015

Enjoy an afternoon of free dance performances with the Omega Dance Company, One Accord/Bethel Gospel Assembly, Cartier Williams Dance Theatre, Urban Dance Alliance, Francine Ott, Uptown Kids Urban Dance Theatre, Kelly Temple Church of God In Christ Praise Dance Ministry, Def Dance Jam Workshop, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560da149aa94e.JPG Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fireside Pies: A Hearth Cooking Event for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fireside-pies-a-hearth-cooking-event-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/fireside-pies-a-hearth-cooking-event-for-families Date: October 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and pull out the peelers; it’s time to bake apple pie with the family. Enjoy an introduction to Lefferts history and fire-making with the educators of the Lefferts Historic House, then gather round the open fire to bake a fresh apple pie for you and your family to enjoy. While the pies are in the fire enjoy an opportunity to explore the house and grounds in the quiet twilight. This event is for families with children ages 7 and older. Reservations are required. Please call (718) 789- 2822 x 304 or register online.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Retro Drive-In Cinema: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-grease Date: October 11, 2015

Grab your bobbie socks, poodle skirt or leather jacket and hang out with the cool kids at Manhattan Beach!

Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Know Before You Go:

Gate open at 5:30 p.m. So drive-in early to get a parking spot. If you choose to walk into the parking lot, there will be limited space for you to set-up your own picnic blanket or chairs. You will be given the FM call numbers to tune your radio to upon arrival. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.57738545669200000, -73.94263253911300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5612ff8160b77.jpg Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: Fright Night (1985)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/monster-mashups-movie-series-fright-night-1985-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/monster-mashups-movie-series-fright-night-1985-r Date: October 11, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It's also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall). Rated R

Know Before You Go

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are taken for the pre-movie activites only (see link below). So space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72223635148600000, -73.95161950588200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5614001b1fa09.png Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Uranus at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/astronomy-uranus-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/11/astronomy-uranus-at-opposition Date: October 11, 2015

Uranus will be at its closest approach to Earth, and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides as we observe the blue-green planet and discuss its science, history, and folklore.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-11 2015-10-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ef1f9531890.JPG Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Exercise Classes in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: 419-962-6292

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f31cc205078.png Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Walking - Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-walking-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-walking-soundview-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81712862101700000, -73.87354510194500000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-marine-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Walking - Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-walking-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-walking-carl-schurz-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77491071617100000, -73.94470310211200000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-soundview-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.81712862101700000, -73.87354510194500000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-astoria-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77489852905273400, -73.92410278320312000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2015-10-12 2015-10-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74929809570312500, -73.85459899902344000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Board: Keepers of the Dream, Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now Date: October 12, 2015

We already know what historical event made the Conference House famous, now let's learn about the board of the Conference House Association who have made this house a home! Curated and designed by Tina Kaasmann-Dunn and Deborah Woodbridge.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f302992e94d.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: October 12, 2015

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzle, 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!

The Amazing Maize Maze events take place on weekneds from September 19 through October 25 and on Columbus Day. Check out the Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 and Saturday October 17.

Sponsored by Con Edison.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028320000, -73.72227478027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f3464d95686.jpg Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: October 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 12, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-south-oxford-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-yoga-inwood-hill-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86899948120117000, -73.92240142822266000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park Date: October 12, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.59114837646484400, -74.13946533203125000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 12, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/falconry-presentation-skyhunters-in-flight Date: October 12, 2015

Watch hawks, falcons, and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, NY. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f88041ea211.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 12, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f880e51d93c.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/3-to-6-club Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/teen-pass Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/12/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club Date: October 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2015-10-12 2015-10-12 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/fitness-walk Date: October 13, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78879928588867000, -73.78209686279297000 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-faber-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-cunningham-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.73015975952148400, -73.77738189697266000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/tai-chi-class Date: October 13, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel Date: October 13, 2015

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

Exhibition is free. Closed on holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560af9e542a51.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-pelham-bay-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Walking - Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-walking-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-walking-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-carl-schurz-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77491071617100000, -73.94470310211200000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-inwood-hill-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86899948120117000, -73.92240142822266000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-cunningham-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73015975952148400, -73.77738189697266000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-roy-wilkins-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68629837036133000, -73.76889801025390000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Board: Keepers of the Dream, Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/the-board-keepers-of-the-dream-then-and-now Date: October 13, 2015

We already know what historical event made the Conference House famous, now let's learn about the board of the Conference House Association who have made this house a home! Curated and designed by Tina Kaasmann-Dunn and Deborah Woodbridge.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f302992e94d.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track and Field Open]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/2015-sixth-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/2015-sixth-annual-paralympic-sport-club-youth-track-and-field-open Date: October 13, 2015

Please join NYC Parks this fall at our 6th Annual Paralympic Sport Club Youth Track & Field Open!

This event is for schoolchildren between the ages of 7 - 22 years old. Please have all parents fill out and return the participant waiver form and the photo release form, which will be collected at the event registration table.

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m.: Gates open: everyone is invited to sit in the stands for the start of the opening ceremonies
10:45 a.m.: National Anthem and Commissioner remarks
11:00 a.m.: Event Section A: 50/100 meter race, 200 meter race, obstacle course, softball throw/bocce ball
11:45 a.m.: Event Section B: javelin throw, long jump, shot put, discus, relay race: 4x25 meter, relay race: 4x100 meter
12:45 p.m.: Medal distribution and closing remarks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Fall Landscapes in Watercolor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/art-workshop-fall-landscapes-in-watercolor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/art-workshop-fall-landscapes-in-watercolor Date: October 13, 2015

Capture the timeless views and shifting colors of Wave Hill in autumn. Using watercolor, and painting from direct observation, interpret the changing landscape while exploring this expressive, challenging medium. Artist Wennie Huang offers expert guidance and demonstrates watercolor techniques and color-mixing. All skill levels welcome. Workshops conducted outside, weather permitting. Series continues October 6, 13 and 20.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d7322dbe98f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-yoga-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/seniors-fitness-tennis-roy-wilkins-park Date: October 13, 2015

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week.

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68629837036133000, -73.76889801025390000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

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 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f88134e660e.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: October 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/13/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-13 2015-10-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT