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 Fri, 06 May 2016 17:23:39 GMT <![CDATA[Learn to Play Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/learn-to-play-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/learn-to-play-basketball Date: December 19, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 19, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Franz Sigel Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/its-my-park-at-franz-sigel-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/its-my-park-at-franz-sigel-park Date: December 19, 2015

This It's My Park season, come on out and lend a helping hand to prepare the park for the winter season by raking leaves and conducting a general clean-up. Walk on volunteers are highly welcome. We hope to see you in the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-659-4794

Location: E. 153rd Street & Grand Concourse (in Franz Sigel Park)

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X047 Franz Sigel Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82130050659180000, -73.92579650878906000 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/artscraftsgame-day Date: December 19, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Parkchester Historic Walk Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/parkchester-historic-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/parkchester-historic-walk-tour Date: December 19, 2015

The residential community of Parkchester in the East Bronx is a prime example of a self-sustained development that still holds prime art deco and art moderne examples from the 1930s.

The name “Parkchester” was chosen by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company sometime before 1938. The word “Park” has always been a favorite one with real estate operators to conjure up a mental picture of trees and lawns. The “chester” preserves part of the name of the ancient town of Westchester, in which the real estate development is situated.

Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Nestor Danyluk will lead a historic tour of Parkchester, enriched with local history and lore. This tour will meet in front of Zaro’s Bakery at 29 Hugh L. Grant Circle. T

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 881 8900

Location: Zaro's Bakery

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2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83364367024000000, -73.86102336137700000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/tai-chi-chuan Date: December 19, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1d51486b4.jpg Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes Date: December 19, 2015

Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snow-like shapes and natural objects like cones, dried herbs and spices.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1da091b67.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 19, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 19, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-train-show Date: December 19, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: December 19, 2015

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/forest-restoration-restauracin-forestal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/forest-restoration-restauracin-forestal Date: December 19, 2015

Help restore our Forever Wild Preserve by clearing invasive weeds and planting native species.

Meet at the nature center with NYC Parks or VCP Conservancy staff. Enter the park on foot at Broadway and 246 Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: December 19, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

In this program participants will learn about fire safety and different methods for creating and sustaining fire in a wilderness situation. This program is family-friendly, but recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201c74df0bb.JPG Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: December 19, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.78440093994140000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Story on the Quad Holiday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/ered-hook-story-on-the-quad-holiday-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/ered-hook-story-on-the-quad-holiday-celebration Date: December 19, 2015

Celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and Three Kings Day with us as we share stories about the origin of these holidays. Toy giveaway for children 0-13 years and light refreshments.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park with Friends of Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/its-my-park-with-friends-of-brower-park Date: December 19, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Please register online here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/wbo-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/wbo-winter-wonderland Date: December 19, 2015

Come celebrate Christmas, Eid e-Milad-un Nabi, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, Hanukah, and the holiday season.

Join us for winter arts and crafts, carnival games, healthy snack program, and a visit from some special guests, including Santa! Come learn about different winter holidays. The recreation center will be turned into a winter wonderland that the whole family can be a part of. Be sure to bring your phone or camera to get a picture with Santa and our other guests!

Free for all!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5658b4f71accc.png Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: December 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction. Hosted by Charlie Vazquez.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Santa's Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/santas-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/santas-corner Date: December 19, 2015

Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.

There are two ways to snap a photo with Santa. Bring your own camera or cell phone, and you can snap your own pic; or elves will take a photo that can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

Special Events?

  • Santa Parade: Dec 24, 1 - 1:30pm: Santa starts off with a parade throughout the park accompanied by carolers and elves, before returning to take photos at Santa's Corner from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Deck (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75396845796800000, -73.98375773429900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5670794cb3f8e.jpg Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 19, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

This guided hike through Fort Greene Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cold Weather Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cold-weather-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cold-weather-survival-skills Date: December 19, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

In this program learn to build a super shelter and other methods to survive as the temperature plummets.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 9th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201cfa46a40.JPG Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Bridge Building Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/childrens-bridge-building-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/childrens-bridge-building-workshop Date: December 19, 2015

Living on Manhattan Island, we are surrounded by amazing feats of engineering—bridges! Have you ever wondered how bridges can hold heavy trucks suspended over thin air? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore the form and function, as well as the strength and stability of bridges as we design and build our own models!

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required. To register for this workshop, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.93990325927734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56534a736962b.jpg Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/free-family-day Date: December 19, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d302cad0.jpg Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 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[Arts, Culture & Fun: Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: December 19, 2015

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and set up for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose and experience different lighting effects. Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recipient of the 2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style. She works under the name Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. Visit her website www.melaniegee.com.

Please RSVP to studiolightingphoto19.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642309a7f3c9.jpg Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Spectacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-spectacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-spectacular Date: December 19, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of fun activities, including a bounce house, games, photos with Santa, crafts, movies, music, and more!

All ages are welcome!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Family Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-family-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/holiday-family-karaoke Date: December 19, 2015

Join us for our final day of holiday togetherness, fun, and karaoke. Bring your friends and family along!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/le-petit-art Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 19, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/astronomy Date: December 19, 2015

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96569824218750000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Lighting of the Tree 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/christmas-lighting-of-the-tree-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/christmas-lighting-of-the-tree-2015 Date: December 19, 2015

Join us as we light the tree with a special guest Santa. PS 29 Chorus and Port Richmond High School Band will be performing.

There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and much more for the kids to enjoy. Sing a few carols and have some hot chocolate with us.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Bird Count Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/christmas-bird-count-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/christmas-bird-count-central-park Date: December 20, 2015

This annual event began in 1900 as a conservation effort to protect wild birds. To this day it continues throughout the country each year. Join the NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park. Pre-registration is encouraged to attend the Central Park event.

Visit www.nycaudubon.org to learn about additional bird counts scheduled throughout NYC.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: South Pump Station (85th Street & 5th Avenue) (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78179931640625000, -73.96269989013672000 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: December 20, 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 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[Birding: Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/birding-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/birding-waterfowl Date: December 20, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

As winter begins, a wonderful variety of waterfowl migrate south and call New York City's parks their home. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201e5dcd8bc.JPG Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: December 20, 2015

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/hatha-yoga Date: December 20, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1dec8a44d.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/family-art-project-snowglobe-gift-boxes Date: December 20, 2015

Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snow-like shapes and natural objects like cones, dried herbs and spices.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1eac84fd6.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 20, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/holiday-train-show Date: December 20, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-20 2015-12-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Brunch With Santa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/brunch-with-santa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/brunch-with-santa Date: December 20, 2015

Meet Santa and his elves, create fun holiday art projects and enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus plus much, much, more. Perfect for ages up to 12 years old.

Please RSVP by December 12th to Divina McNatt at (718) 667-3545.

Space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59260177612305000, -74.13580322265625000 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 20, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 20, 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 20, 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, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: December 20, 2015

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/meditation Date: December 20, 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, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1f85e6085.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/rangers-choice-forest-park-super-hike-vigorous Date: December 20, 2015

This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park’s history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 9.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Park Lane and Union Turnpike (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.71154141377100000, -73.83587229251900000 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 20, 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Santa's Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/santas-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/santas-corner Date: December 20, 2015

Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.

There are two ways to snap a photo with Santa. Bring your own camera or cell phone, and you can snap your own pic; or elves will take a photo that can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

Special Events?

  • Santa Parade: Dec 24, 1 - 1:30pm: Santa starts off with a parade throughout the park accompanied by carolers and elves, before returning to take photos at Santa's Corner from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Deck (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75396845796800000, -73.98375773429900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5670794cb3f8e.jpg Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 20, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 20, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/563d1fd001644.jpg Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wrap It Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/wrap-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/wrap-it-up Date: December 20, 2015

Create your own unique wrapping paper to use for the holidays. This program is geared towards kids ages five through nine, with an adult chaperone.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 20, 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/winter-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/winter-solstice-celebration Date: December 20, 2015

This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, family-friendly special event.

Join us this afternoon as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the start of the winter season with hearthside stories, hot cider, and a candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.88903808593750000, -73.89234161376953000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ursids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/ursids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/ursids-meteor-shower Date: December 20, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

The Ursids are so named as it appears they originate from the direction of the constellation Ursa Minor. At its peak viewers may be able to enjoy up to 10 meteors per hour. Dress appropriately for the cool weather, and feel free to bring picnic blankets to relax and enjoy viewing the night sky.

Astronomy programs are best on clear cloudless nights. Please call ahead concerning weather conditions affecting the program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56201fbf68fbe.JPG Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 21, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 21, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 21, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: December 21, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 21, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 21, 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 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 21, 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 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Santa's Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/santas-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/santas-corner Date: December 21, 2015

Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.

There are two ways to snap a photo with Santa. Bring your own camera or cell phone, and you can snap your own pic; or elves will take a photo that can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

Special Events?

  • Santa Parade: Dec 24, 1 - 1:30pm: Santa starts off with a parade throughout the park accompanied by carolers and elves, before returning to take photos at Santa's Corner from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Deck (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75396845796800000, -73.98375773429900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5670794cb3f8e.jpg Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/teen-pass Date: December 21, 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 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/3-to-6-club Date: December 21, 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 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: A Christmas Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/winter-holiday-film-screening-of-a-christmas-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/winter-holiday-film-screening-of-a-christmas-story Date: December 21, 2015

NYC Parks' Manhattan Recreation and Historic Harlem Parks presents the film, A Christmas Story, as a holiday film screening event. Please come out and enjoy fun recreational activities and enjoy refreshements provided in part by Cafe One and Kettle Corn NYC.

Activities begin at 4pm at Morningside Park at 112th Street & Manhattan Avenue. The film will be screened by 6pm.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0249

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Melrose Tree Lighting and 'Parranda' Procession]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/melrose-tree-lighting-and-parranda-procession http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/21/melrose-tree-lighting-and-parranda-procession Date: December 21, 2015

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHEDco in collaboration with Make Music New York will inaugurate its annual Melrose procession series this year with a focus on holiday caroling. To celebrate the holiday, as well as the winter solstice, the community is invited to participate in a traditional Puerto Rican "Parranda." The procession will begin at the Bronx Documentary Center at 614 Cortlandt Avenue and will end at Railroad Park with a holiday tree lighting and chorus.

The Parranda starts at 4 p.m. at the Bronx Documentary Center, followed by the tree lighting at Railroad Park.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 839-1134

Location: Bronx Documentary Center,Railroad Park

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X032 Railroad Park 2015-12-21 2015-12-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81800160000000000, -73.91858990000000000; 40.82506268243400000, -73.91540571163900000 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 22, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 22, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-table-tennis Date: December 22, 2015

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Brownsville Recreation Center at (718) 485-4633.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 22, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/holiday-train-show Date: December 22, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-22 2015-12-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 22, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642426fefa1a.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 22, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Santa's Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/santas-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/santas-corner Date: December 22, 2015

Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.

There are two ways to snap a photo with Santa. Bring your own camera or cell phone, and you can snap your own pic; or elves will take a photo that can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

Special Events?

  • Santa Parade: Dec 24, 1 - 1:30pm: Santa starts off with a parade throughout the park accompanied by carolers and elves, before returning to take photos at Santa's Corner from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Deck (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75396845796800000, -73.98375773429900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5670794cb3f8e.jpg Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/le-petit-art Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/tree-lighting Date: December 22, 2015

Join the Davidson Community Center as they celebrate their newly planted Christmas Tree! In addition to the tree lighting, the Community Center will lead Christmas caroling with community residents and local businesses.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 731-6360

Location: Devanney Triangle

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X129 Devanney Triangle 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.85245870949500000, -73.90442029540000000 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/3-to-6-club Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/teen-pass Date: December 22, 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 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: December 22, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 23, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-wreath-interpretations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-wreath-interpretations Date: December 23, 2015

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Venetian blinds, surge protectors, Q-tips, forged steel and lost winter gloves are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from jellyfish overpopulation to the upcoming presidential election. This exhibition is an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b4022673d0.JPG Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 23, 2015

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.

The market will be open from Dececember 1 to December 24. The market is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the list of this year's vendors, please visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.76810073852539000, -73.98139953613281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b6a6728899.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/holiday-train-show Date: December 23, 2015

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-12-23 2015-12-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: December 23, 2015

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

This exhibit has been extended to January 3, 2016.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: December 23, 2015

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 the 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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 23, 2015

Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!

Wander through the holly-lined ailes and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares, from home goods and winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and cute gift ideas.

The Union Square Holiday Market is open from November 19 to December 24. Weekday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For this year's vendor list, please visit the Union Square Holiday Market's website at urbanspacenyc.com.

NYC Parks Pop-up Shop at the Union Square Holiday Market
Visit our new pop-up shop to purchase park-themed gifts, including limited-edition archival prints. Here's a peek at what's in our shop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564b65bb8a171.JPG Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: December 23, 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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: December 23, 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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Santa's Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/santas-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/santas-corner Date: December 23, 2015

Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.

There are two ways to snap a photo with Santa. Bring your own camera or cell phone, and you can snap your own pic; or elves will take a photo that can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

Special Events?

  • Santa Parade: Dec 24, 1 - 1:30pm: Santa starts off with a parade throughout the park accompanied by carolers and elves, before returning to take photos at Santa's Corner from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Deck (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75396845796800000, -73.98375773429900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5670794cb3f8e.jpg Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/nycsparx Date: December 23, 2015

Girls who like dancing, fashion, games, apps, sports, fitness, chatting and technology will love this program! They'll learn coding, tinkering, app building, technology and get homework help and college prep. Appropriate for young women ages 12-17.

Register online at tinyurl.com/sparxquick.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/teen-pass Date: December 23, 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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT