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 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:56:50 GMT <![CDATA[Spooktacular Red Hook Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/spooktacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/spooktacular Date: October 28, 2015

Come in for some spooky fun. Take part in a dance contest and a costume contest and walk through the haunted house. Enjoy light refreshments while supplies last.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Skills and Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/basketball-skills-and-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/basketball-skills-and-drills Date: October 28, 2015

Youth and teens ages 12-17 years participate in this 10-week program that further teaches and strengthens athletic conditioning through basketball.

Start time: 4:00 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 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club Date: October 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/city-chicken-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/city-chicken-workshops Date: October 28, 2015

Join a City Chicken Institute workshop. Visit our chicken coop and learn about the health and wellness benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience.

5:30 p.m. – Garden gates open

6:00 p.m. – Workshop begins

6:45 p.m. – Q&A with the Instructor

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2015-10-28 2015-10-28 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.89389801025390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f317863172f.jpg Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Muppets Take Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-muppets-take-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-muppets-take-manhattan Date: October 28, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held indoors.

In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Jim Henson's Muppets are Manhattanites yearning to get a production on Broadway. Luckily, Kermit the Frog has created a successful variety show, which he staged at fictional Danhurst College. His desperation for backers to get it on Broadway (and to win the heart of Miss Piggy), leads him to take a waitering job to support himself. At the restaurant, he meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald), whose parent owns the business and who becomes a source of jealousy for Miss Piggy. Will the Muppets get the production on Broadway? Find out, while enjoying fun musical numbers in locations around NYC! Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 5:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56292332d2012.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/28/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 28, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-28 2015-10-28 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel Date: October 29, 2015

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

Exhibition is free. Closed on holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560af9e542a51.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-pelham-bay-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Walking - Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-walking-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-walking-van-cortlandt-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-carl-schurz-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77491071617100000, -73.94470310211200000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-faber-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-cunningham-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.73015975952148400, -73.77738189697266000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[MWBE Procurement Fair and Networking Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/mwbe-procurement-fair-and-networking-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/mwbe-procurement-fair-and-networking-event Date: October 29, 2015

Learn about the procurement opportunities of the following agencies: NYC Parks and Recreation, NYS Parks and Recreation, Central Park Conservancy, Battery Park City Authority, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC School Construction Authority, and the United States Tennis Association.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6925

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 9:00 am 1:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Nature PhotographyBack to Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/art-workshop-nature-photographyback-to-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/art-workshop-nature-photographyback-to-nature Date: October 29, 2015

Mastering lens, light, color, depth of field, composition, image-editing software and printers is a life-long process for all photographers. Focusing on the autumn landscape, photographer Benjamin Swett offers a course on the fundamentals of photography in the digital age, combining demonstrations and outdoor photography assignments with reviews of student work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f87875c509b.jpg Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-inwood-hill-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 7187606999

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86899948120117000, -73.92240142822266000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-cunningham-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73015975952148400, -73.77738189697266000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-roy-wilkins-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68629837036133000, -73.76889801025390000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: October 29, 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 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: October 29, 2015

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Yoga - Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-yoga-thomas-jefferson-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/seniors-fitness-tennis-roy-wilkins-park Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68629837036133000, -73.76889801025390000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 29, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer training, refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from noon - 5pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mott Avenue and Cornaga Avenue

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2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60259004154900000, -73.74972939491300000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Autumn Foliage Walk at Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/autumn-foliage-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/autumn-foliage-walk Date: October 29, 2015

Join us for a guided walk along our waterfront to view the gorgeous fall colors in our horticultural areas and wetlands!

Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues. In addition to the breathtaking views along the waterfront, participants will be guided through our salt marsh and our recently completed woodland path!

Bring your friends, family, and your camera! Hot beverages will be provided. Meet us at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56312e598fd76.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: October 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: October 29, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 29, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: October 29, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/nature-exploration Date: October 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: October 29, 2015

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Fest at Sherman SHRIEK Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/fall-fest-at-sherman-shriek-park Date: October 29, 2015

Join us for a fang-tastic afternoon of Halloween fun that is sure to treat and not trick! Activities will include pumpkin decorating, “Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience”, arts and crafts, costume making, and plenty more for a hauntingly good time.

2:30 – 5:30 - Autumn themed activities

6:15 - Film screening of Hocus Pocus

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 2:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560aeb407cd63.jpg Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/teen-pass Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/3-to-6-club Date: October 29, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hope Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/its-my-park-at-hope-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/its-my-park-at-hope-ballfield Date: October 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the Friends of Hope Ballfield and El Puente for the annual Park Jam. This will be an afternoon full of performance-based activities for the community. Volunteers will also help to care for the park. We look forward to meeting you!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 452-0404

Location: Hope Ballfield

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B429 Hope Ballfield 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69734473743300000, -73.91768727087500000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/teen-fitness Date: October 29, 2015

Youth and teens ages 12-17 years are can use utilize the cardio and weight training rooms to build strength and endurance under the supervision of trained personnel.

Start time: 4:00 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 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Boogieman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/boogieman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/boogieman Date: October 29, 2015

Prepare to be spooked by our scary haunted house! Recommended for Recreation Center members 12 and over. If that's not your style, we'll also have Halloween activities!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Greenbelt Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/haunted-greenbelt-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/haunted-greenbelt-walk Date: October 29, 2015

Learn about the creatures of the night and hear enchanted haunted tales. This moderate-paced hike will last over an hour. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and insect repellent, and bring a flashlight.

This program is suitable for ages 10 and over. Registration is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 29, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/halloween-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/halloween-dance Date: October 29, 2015

Join us for a festive evening of dancing, light refreshments and a costume concert! This event is designed for adults, and it's free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (718) 263-1163.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shorts from the Queens World Film Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/shorts-from-the-queens-world-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/shorts-from-the-queens-world-film-festival Date: October 29, 2015

NYC Parks and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment present free movie screenings from the Queens World Film Festival! Nine short films, mixing it up between animation and narrative - reminding us that it's not about fitting in, it's about finding where you fit.

About the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF):

Turning five in 2015, QWFF screens challenging films representative of quality independent cinema from around the world and around the corner.

Films Screened (In Order of Show Time):

Thanks (12 minutes)

A lost girl approaches a shopkeeper. Hilarity ensues.

Hero Pose (13 minutes)

The Hero Pose is a short film about Mia, an eight year old girl and her father, Joe, who is trying to sell a car. As the afternoon progresses, Mia and Joe uncover a lot about their relationship and end up connecting with one another in an unusual way.

Wild Woman (12 minutes)

The Wild Woman: Legend or reality? This quirky mockumentary takes you on a quest to solve a modern mystery. All roles are played by Joy Shatz, who is also the director, writer and producer.

Hanging by a Thread (Animation) (9 minutes)

It's the future, and humanity appears to be but a memory, existing only in scattered pieces. That is until a pillow's needlepoint rendering of three individuals, collectively known as the Clothespin Freaks, finds the spark of life and surfaces to fulfill their destinies, hinted at by their names. Once aware of their purpose, the group begins assembling the remains of humanity they see all around them.

7 Day Gig (10 minutes)

Last week, Jay's dad passed away. At a loss about the loss, Jay, a Guamanian-Romanian-Catholic-Jew, decides to honor his dad's life by sitting shiva, the seven-day Jewish mourning tradition. The only problem is, he lives in sunny Los Angeles where he just can't seem to make any friends. After failing to befriend his neighbors, he puts an ad on Craigslist looking for people to attend his shiva. His ad is answered by a chicken who wants to be an actor, a 12 year-old punk who wants to be a Rabbi, and an old man who looks like he might not live through the week. This is a film about coping with the absurdity of death in a tradition you don't fully understand. 7 Day Gig: a comedy about loss.

Something Left, Something Taken (Animation) (10 minutes)

A dark comedy about a vacationing couple's encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer.

lonely Eros (1 minute)

In the desolate landscape of the American Northeast, Carol, an alluring woman living on the fringe, carries out her quiet routine. Even as she lands an interview for a job as a waitress, she gets a call for the work she can't refuse. In the ensuing racy encounter, her true identity is exposed.

Beyoutiful (4 minutes)

Challenging the rules of gender through cuteness and color.

Between Times (Animation) (15 minutes)

From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

For more information on this event, please call (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/562feb696fb52.jpg Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Awakening in Ink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/awakening-in-ink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/29/awakening-in-ink Date: October 29, 2015

A young woman settles in for her first evening as caretaker of ominous Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house. She expects a quiet night; it proves to be anything but...

In Awakening in Ink, a new site-specific play written and directed by Vincent Carbone, audience members accompany the caretaker as she steps from room to room, attempting to discover what lurks in the dark. Her findings will shock her...and you!

Morris-Jumel's first commissioned play, inspired by letters and ghost stories stored in MJM's archives, Awakening in Ink opens Thursday, October 15th, and runs till November 7th. Tickets are $40, $30 for students and members. Tickets to a special Halloween performance, which includes a post-play paranormal investigation of Morris-Jumel Mansion, cost $80. Tickets can be purchased online at awakeninginink.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (212) 923-8008. For more information, visit morrisjumel.org or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-29 2015-10-29 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560c4ad2508d1.jpg Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Exercise Classes in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/free-outdoor-exercise-classes-in-morningside-park Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: 419-962-6292

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

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M056 Morningside Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55f31cc205078.png Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/farmers-market-friday Date: October 30, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Swimming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-swimming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-swimming Date: October 30, 2015

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics 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 Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, 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.

October's Schedule:

October 23: Breaststroke Arms, Starts - Standing Dives, Flip Turns

October 30: Sidekicks for Freestyle, Starts, Breaststroke Legs.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Swampland: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-swampland-photographs-by-ruth-wetzel Date: October 30, 2015

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

Exhibition is free. Closed on holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560af9e542a51.jpg Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/external-forces-an-exhibit-by-artist-sarah-yuster Date: October 30, 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 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560969c369158.jpg Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/childrens-story-time-art Date: October 30, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 30, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer training, refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from noon - 5pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 4th Avenue and 31st Street

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65707124384300000, -74.00139570236200000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/treescount-2015-training-session Date: October 30, 2015

Come for an hour or come all day! Event staff will be on hand to offer training, refreshers, provide equipment and snacks, from noon - 5pm.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 88th Street and Cooper Avenue

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.71076792966800000, -73.86492490768400000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Toddler Halloween Costume Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/toddler-halloween-costume-parade1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/toddler-halloween-costume-parade1 Date: October 30, 2015

NYC Parks invites toddlers and parents for a Halloween parade at the Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center. Show off your costume and paint a pumpkin!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5629888a6184d.jpg Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: October 30, 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 and other ticket 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-alice-austen-everyday-a-photo-series-inspired-by-place Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4f87442a0.jpg Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/exhibition-becoming-clear-comfort-history-of-a-landmark Date: October 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55fc4e908e6cb.jpg Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloweenie Lunch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/halloweenie-lunch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/halloweenie-lunch Date: October 30, 2015

Enjoy a Halloween-themed lunch, music and dancing! Recreation Center members are invited to attend.

For more information, please call (718) 829-0156.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83940124511719000, -73.84359741210938000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seniors-fitness-tennis-greenbelt-park Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.59114837646484400, -74.13946533203125000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 30, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nature-exploration Date: October 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness - Tennis - Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seniors-fitness-tennis-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seniors-fitness-tennis-central-park Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 7187606999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78996276855469000, -73.96192932128906000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/seasonal-crafts Date: October 30, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[NYC SPARX: Technology and Dance for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nycsparx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nycsparx Date: October 30, 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 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/kids-art-class Date: October 30, 2015

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/3-to-6-club Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/teen-pass Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Girl Athletics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/go-girl-athletics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/go-girl-athletics Date: October 30, 2015

Girls ages 12-17 years are invited to practice and improve their athletic skills by combining cardio and weight training to improve strength and flexibility along with cardio endurance.

Start time: 4:00 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 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Girls After School Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/green-girls-after-school-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/green-girls-after-school-program Date: October 30, 2015

Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources. Open to girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, Green Girls continues throughout the school year with FREE weekly sessions at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Queens. Green Girls after school combines science, technology, interactive games and field trips that focus on the healthy and well-being of our waterways.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602788

Location: IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City.

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75670117430000000, -73.93281698230000000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Spooktacular]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/halloween-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/halloween-celebration Date: October 30, 2015

Join us for an evening of crafts, face painting, and a Halloween movie!

We will show the movie Hotel Transylvania at 7 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Community Center

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2015-10-30 2015-10-30 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75590133666992000, -73.92590332031250000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Circus of Horrors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nyc-parks-presentscircus-of-horrors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/nyc-parks-presentscircus-of-horrors Date: October 30, 2015

Join us Under the Big Top for an afternoon of scares and screams, pumpkin picking, decorating, and carnival games.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408 0243

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/ocean-breeze-wave-runners-youth-track-club Date: October 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/monster-mashups-movie-series-the-rocky-horror-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/monster-mashups-movie-series-the-rocky-horror-picture-show Date: October 30, 2015

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

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Rated R.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56018db46e7ec.jpg Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house-the-new-york-times Date: October 30, 2015

Eight family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania Date: October 30, 2015

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

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters Frankenstein and his bride, the Mumm, a family of werewolves, and more can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Field House

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Q470 A.R.R.O.W. Field House 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75581359863281000, -73.92626953125000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5612d30ee6cc9.jpg Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted House and Pumpkin Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/haunted-house-and-pumpkin-party-at-wbo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/haunted-house-and-pumpkin-party-at-wbo Date: October 30, 2015

Be ready to get spooked as you walk through the haunted house. Creatures, zombies, and clowns will send you running out! This house is recommended for people 12 and older.

Younger children, ages 11 and under, can join us at a pumpkin party with carnival games, arts and crafts, and photo ops.

Pumpkin Party 6:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Haunted House 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5612be0747b1c.jpg Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[An Evening of Ghostly Intimations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/an-evening-of-ghostly-intimations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/an-evening-of-ghostly-intimations Date: October 30, 2015

Join us for our third year exploring the links between photography, Victorian art, and occult phenomena. This year’s guests:

  • Photographer Shannon Taggart of the Morbid Anatomy Museum who will share stories and images from her 14-year project on the religion of Spiritualism and the practice of mediumship
  • PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz who will speak on the strange history of the spookiest “toy” ever made: The Ouija Board
  • Acclaimed clairvoyant medium Paula Roberts who will describe how a properly conducted paranormal investigation is done and talk about her work as a clairvoyant counselor, psychic, and handwriting analyst for over 30 years.

The event is hosted by Paul Moakley, the museum’s caretaker and curator, who will tell the ghost story of the Alice Austen House dating back to the Revolutionary War.

RSVP is required. Please call (718) 816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org. Seating is limited.

Presented by Alice Austen House and Museum of Morbid Anatomy.

Not recommended for children under 13 years old

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56266c208a864.JPG Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Awakening in Ink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/awakening-in-ink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/30/awakening-in-ink Date: October 30, 2015

A young woman settles in for her first evening as caretaker of ominous Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house. She expects a quiet night; it proves to be anything but...

In Awakening in Ink, a new site-specific play written and directed by Vincent Carbone, audience members accompany the caretaker as she steps from room to room, attempting to discover what lurks in the dark. Her findings will shock her...and you!

Morris-Jumel's first commissioned play, inspired by letters and ghost stories stored in MJM's archives, Awakening in Ink opens Thursday, October 15th, and runs till November 7th. Tickets are $40, $30 for students and members. Tickets to a special Halloween performance, which includes a post-play paranormal investigation of Morris-Jumel Mansion, cost $80. Tickets can be purchased online at awakeninginink.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (212) 923-8008. For more information, visit morrisjumel.org or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-10-30 2015-10-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/560c4ad2508d1.jpg Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.84239959716797000, -73.93270111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/grownyc-greenmarket Date: October 31, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: October 31, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 142-30 Barclay Avenue

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.75853784440000000, -73.82509946820000000 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/bird-walks Date: October 31, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 31, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 31, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: October 31, 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: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: October 31, 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: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: October 31, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy! Check out Good.Clean.Fun. on Facebook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR: Open Run, Run for Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/nyrr-open-run-run-for-life Date: October 31, 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, NYRR is working with community leaders 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 completes the course. Most courses are three laps of the park for a total distance of about three 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 advance registration is required; register and sign a waiver on site. Open to all ages. Open to all experience levels; walkers are welcome. Strollers and dogs on leash are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/learn-to-play-basketball Date: October 31, 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 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Get Moving]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/kids-get-moving http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/kids-get-moving Date: October 31, 2015

Children ages 8 through 12 years old will learn fundamental basketball and soccer skills, and training.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 31, 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 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 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[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 31, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Cuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tai-chi-cuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/tai-chi-cuan Date: October 31, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602fa5087c86.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Ears, Eyes, and Tails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/family-art-project-ears-eyes-and-tails Date: October 31, 2015

What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes, and tail and then wag, look, and listen like a local animal.

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 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5602fa9f83fc9.jpg Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the West 88th Street Fall Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-fall-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/its-my-park-at-the-west-88th-street-fall-planting Date: October 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the West 88th Street Block Association for their annual fall planting. Let's get together to clean and plant our block's flowerbeds, meet new residents, and catch up with neighbors. We look forward to a great day caring for our neighborhood!

Interested volunteers are asked to RSVP by emailing singfeld@aol.com, bring heavy duty work gloves, wear orange safety vest, and carry bottled water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2015-10-31 2015-10-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78754806518600000, -73.97084045410200000 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[West Bronx Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/west-bronx-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/west-bronx-open-house Date: October 31, 2015

Get to know your local community center. West Bronx Recreation Center is open for the public today! Take free fitness classes, enjoy basketball clinics in our huge gymnasium and play football with us in the back.

Learn more about the center! Halloween costumes are welcome!

For more information, please call (718) 293-5934.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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