NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:44:18 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp Date: December 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: December 5, 2014

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday First Friday!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-first-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-first-friday Date: December 5, 2014

Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and delight in the merry and mellifluous sounds of live music. Holiday shopping and refreshments add to the fun. The free Bronx Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in Carroll Park: Tree Lighting Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/christmas-in-carroll-park-tree-lighting-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/christmas-in-carroll-park-tree-lighting-ceremony Date: December 5, 2014

Sing Christmas carols, say hello to Santa, and enjoy free refreshments at the park's tree lighting ceremony.

Hosted by Court Street Merchants Association with support of the Friends of Carroll Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 6:00 pm 40.6811, -73.9954 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tableau Vivant concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tableau-vivant-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tableau-vivant-concert Date: December 5, 2014

Tableau Vivant features Karen Marie Marmer and Dongsok Shin, both members of the baroque ensemble REBEL. They will perform sonatas for violin and fortepiano by W.A. Mozart, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Jean-Frédéric Edelmann and J.C. Bach.

6:00 p.m.: Wine & light refreshments
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Concert

Reserve your seat here or by contacting programs@kingmanor.org or at (718) 206-0545 x13

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[15th Annual Fulton Park Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/15th-annual-fulton-park-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/15th-annual-fulton-park-tree-lighting Date: December 5, 2014

Kick off the holidays at the 15th Annual Fulton Park Tree Lighting, brought to you by the Stuyvesant Heights Parent Association.

The tree lighting will begin at 7:00 p.m. A celebration with Santa, gifts, and refreshments will follow at the St. Phillip's Church at 265 Decatur Street.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton Park

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B038 Fulton Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 6:30 pm 40.6798, -73.9329 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: December 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 6, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 6, 2014

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 6, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at East 83rd Street and 3rd Avenue (NW Corner)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/its-my-park-day-at-east-83rd-street-and-3rd-avenue-nw-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/its-my-park-day-at-east-83rd-street-and-3rd-avenue-nw-corner Date: December 6, 2014

On It's My Park Day, Support Street Tree Stewardship and join the Tree Angels on the Upper East Side. Volunteers and community leaders will cultivate soil and add mulch to the street tree beds along the 3rd Avenue Business Corridor. Please bring your extraordinary passion towards our urban tree canopy and wear your favorite work gloves/boots (if possible).

To attend, please RSVP by December 5th by emailing: treeangels.ues@gmail.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: 1488 3rd Avenue

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9554 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/zumba Date: December 6, 2014

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Flora and Fauna Tour of Inwood Hill Park with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/walk-in-inwood-hill-park-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/walk-in-inwood-hill-park-with-leslie-day Date: December 6, 2014

With winter around the corner take a walk in Inwood Hill Park with author and naturalist Leslie Day to discover what our year-round birds and mammals and the plants they depend upon are doing to prepare for winter. Meet at the Payson Park House. If the weather is inclement Leslie will give a talk and PowerPoint presentation on our wildlife's' winter preparation.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Aliza Holtz.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8673, -73.929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5435680dd97c0.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 6, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/chair-exercise Date: December 6, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the membership information page.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/health-and-race-walking Date: December 6, 2014

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Jingle Bell Jog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/jingle-bell-jog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/jingle-bell-jog Date: December 6, 2014

Crank up your holiday cheer with this festive family affair in Prospect Park.

Your entry fee includes a long-sleeve tech shirt, jingle bells, a post-run hot chocolate, and antler headbands for children.

Presented by the New York Road Runners; proceeds benefit NYRR youth programs.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Winter Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenthumb-winter-supply-giveaway Date: December 6, 2014

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your garden. One pickup per garden group. Only gardens and farms in good standing are eligible to receive supplies and other gardening tools. Gardeners picking up for others must notify GreenThumb. The compound gates will open at 10:00 a.m. Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation. Remember to keep your garden sidewalks, walkways and curbs inside and adjacent to the garden clean and free of snow, ice, garbage and plant debris.

RSVP online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-train-show Date: December 6, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Family Day: A Storybook Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas Date: December 6, 2014

Holiday spirit abounds during this fun-filled day. Children and parents alike will delight in holiday storytelling and crafts, meeting Santa and have a professional photograph taken (additional fee), shopping for gifts, and more. Storytelling at 10:15 and noon; holiday crafts and photos with Santa are on-going. Space is limited, registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Game Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: December 6, 2014

Participants will enjoy arts& crafts as well as games activities, including sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: December 6, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance, while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 6, 2014

See the inspiring signs of fall shifting to winter at Wave Hill. Draw your own cold-weather tales in a variety of surprise, pop-up holiday cards that come alive with seasonal scenes. 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

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610252042dc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/tai-chi-chuan Date: December 6, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546108061f557.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Art Workshop - Conference House Park Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/staten-island-art-workshop-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/staten-island-art-workshop-conference-house-park-edition Date: December 6, 2014

As part of the Conference House Park's ongoing program Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology, a thematic series of free nature walks, talks and art workshops designed to encompass the various natural elements of the the park, Frank Gessner, artist and curator of the Lenape Gallery in the Conference House Park Visitor Center, will conduct a workshop focusing on the park's natural landscape through interpretive drawing.

Materials will be provided and all skill levels welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546dfbab0636c.gif Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 6, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 6, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: December 6, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Linocut Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-linocut-cards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-linocut-cards Date: December 6, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Carve and print an edition of holiday cards with Public Programs Manager Shannon Murphy. Join in a card-making fiesta and learn about the materials and process of linoleum relief printing. Personalize your cards with illustrations that show your loved ones how much you care. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546104c709734.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 6, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Fashion a trio of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461050596bc7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths And Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 6, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens. Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day demonstrates simple floral techniques and provides plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461052fb152d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Grow to Learn Workshop: Garden Construction Projects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/grow-to-learn-workshop-garden-construction-projects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/grow-to-learn-workshop-garden-construction-projects Date: December 6, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later this month.

Feel handy with a drill but don’t know the difference between a rip cut and cross cut? Join Grow to Learn and EcoStation: NY’s skilled carpenter D. Rooney as we discuss lumber, tools, and construction considerations and build a storage bench!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0051 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/le-carrousel Date: December 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/esl-class Date: December 6, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: December 6, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Holiday Happening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening Date: December 6, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Celebrate the holiday season with crafts, games, music and a surprise visitor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder Opening Reception & Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/whimsical-winter-wonder-opening-reception-panel-discussion Date: December 6, 2014

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen emerging and established artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. Meet and hear the artists talk about their work and their inspiration in panel discussion from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f38da3e05d.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[11th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/11th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/11th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 6, 2014

Join resident artist Kathy Trimarco as she leads a family craft workshop in which participants create pieces inspired from natural objects.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[St. Nicholas Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/st-nicholas-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/st-nicholas-day1 Date: December 6, 2014

Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Start the day off at 1:00 p.m. with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:30 p.m. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas’s faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Sip on cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen. Take your photo with Old St. Nick.

Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a traditional pomander, or decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/house-tours Date: December 6, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 6, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 6, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/gallery-tour Date: December 6, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibition. Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Contemporary artists in the exhibition investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. This is the final tour for this exhibition.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 6, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Inspiring Insects with Dr. A!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/inspiring-insects-with-dr-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/inspiring-insects-with-dr-a Date: December 6, 2014

Join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science for this free workshop on incredible insects. Learn why insects are essential to many other species, including humans! An in-depth workshop on insects in our ecology and the role they play in making our natural realm thrive.

Appropriate for ages 6 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor venue and is ADA accessible.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdf6847f60.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 6, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/birding-owls Date: December 6, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Maggie's Magic Garden: Annual Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/maggies-magic-garden-annual-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/maggies-magic-garden-annual-tree-lighting Date: December 6, 2014

Please join Maggie's Magic Garden for their annual tree lighting event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-6639

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Santa Claus Pajama Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/santa-claus-pajama-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/santa-claus-pajama-time Date: December 6, 2014

Bring your children to Van Cortlandt House for a new holiday tradition. Join us for Santa Claus Pajama Time on Saturday December 6th at 6:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., OR 7:15 p.m. for a special visit with Saint Nick. You'll gather in the Herb Cellar to hear the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a surprise visit from Saint Nicholas. Wear pajamas or your holiday finest and be sure to bring a camera for this wonderful photo opportunity. Our Santa is particularly friendly and patient with the youngest of guests.

For reservations call (718) 543-3344 or email to info@vchm.org with your first and second choice of time slots.

Please note that there are 3 time slots - 6:00, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Seating is limited, reservations are required!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546a521707aac.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Full Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/astronomy-the-full-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/astronomy-the-full-moon Date: December 6, 2014

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 7:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 7, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/birding-for-families Date: December 7, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541859555db95.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer Date: December 7, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

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

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410ac8408223.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer1 Date: December 7, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent of guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfe31b7cff.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 7, 2014

See the inspiring signs of fall shifting to winter at Wave Hill. Draw your own cold-weather tales in a variety of surprise, pop-up holiday cards that come alive with seasonal scenes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610205a1481.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Keeping It Green for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/keeping-it-green-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/keeping-it-green-for-families Date: December 7, 2014

Spend quality time with your family helping keep Central Park green. Central Park Conservancy environmental educators will lead mulching and leaf-raking projects throughout the Park.

Ages 5+. Closed-toe shoes required. Families only; no groups. Space is limited; advance registration required. For more infomation or to register for a session, please visit centralparknyc.org/keepingitgreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54174146ccb2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/hatha-yoga Date: December 7, 2014

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath and mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors, and last for an hour and a quarter. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546106a08d50a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:53 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-train-show Date: December 7, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Linocut Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-linocut-cards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-linocut-cards Date: December 7, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Carve and print an edition of holiday cards with Public Programs Manager Shannon Murphy. Join in a card-making fiesta and learn about the materials and process of linoleum relief printing. Personalize your cards with illustrations that show your loved ones how much you care. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610563c6642.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 7, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Fashion a trio of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones, and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546105bc69e79.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Natural Wreaths And Swags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-natural-wreaths-and-swags Date: December 7, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Craft one-of-a-kind holiday decorations using fresh greens harvested from Wave Hill’s gardens. Each participant designs a verdant wreath or swag accented with natural materials and elegant accessories. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day demonstrates simple floral techniques and provides plenty of materials to fuel your creative spirit. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546105e4328ee.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 7, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wilderness-survival Date: December 7, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 7, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/christmas-in-richmond-town-traditional-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/christmas-in-richmond-town-traditional-tree-lighting Date: December 7, 2014

Share in the Christmas spirit, embracing Christmas' present and past. Experience nostalgia all through the historic village.

Santa arrives at noon on a fire engine (use your camera for photos). Say hello to Santa on the 1st floor of the Courthouse.

Enjoy Christmas shopping on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse, as well as carolers throughout the historic village, storytelling in the M. bennett House from noon to 3 p.m., refreshments, horse & carriage rides at $2 per person (kids 2 years old and under ride for free), a performance by the Bell Choir in the Historic Museum from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and more!

At 5 p.m., please join in the walk to the Traditional Tree Lighting from the Courthouse. This year, like every year, the tree lighting is free so join your neighbors and friends under the tree!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike:John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: December 7, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 7, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/meditation Date: December 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546107449eb3c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: December 7, 2014

See the park's most artfully-designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/colonial-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/colonial-christmas Date: December 7, 2014

Check out the Candlelight Christmas market featuring the Conference House Collection: fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, and wooden toys.

Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies. There will be home-baked goods made from 18th-century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary; herbs, crafts, and baked goods from the Staten Island Herb Society; a raffle drawing at 4 p.m., and a grand candle-lighting illumination at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610d6f82085.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/winter-solstice-celebration-and-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/winter-solstice-celebration-and-tree-lighting Date: December 7, 2014

Ring in the season with a family-friendly event to celebrate winter. Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4b5c09737e.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/house-tours Date: December 7, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: December 7, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/27th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/27th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour Date: December 7, 2014

Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about these NYC Landmark houses and their unique histories. The Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth House, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Bowne House, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum will each offer special activities, delicious refreshments, and a glimpse at what life was once like during the holidays at this fun-filled annual event. See the descriptions below to find out what's happening at each of the historic sites this year!

How it works:

You may begin at any of the participating sites; most of the sites are within a short walking distance of each other, however transportation will be provided if needed. Visit as few or as many as you'd like!

Please note: One van will only be running between Louis Armstrong House and Flushing Town Hall, the other will run continuously to the other sites.

Kingsland Homestead: Built c. 1785, Kingsland was occupied by five generations of the same family until the 1930s. In 1968, the house was moved from its original Flushing site to its current location. Home of the Queens Historical Society, we offer school programs, tours, & lectures to the public documenting the history of Queens. Join us for musical performances throughout the day, refreshments and a special holiday gift shop sale of local history books.

Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sancturary & Victorian Garden: This house dates back to 1891. Purchased by an immigrant who published German-language newspapers, it was home to three generations of one Queens family. A special holiday make & take craft will be available for guests to join in on the fun!

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum: The house was constructed from 1887 to1889. Home of African-American inventor Lewis H. Latimer, he lived in this house from 1903 until his death in 1928. The son of fugitive slaves, he played a vital role in the development of the telephone and the Incandescent light bulb. Join us for house tours, holiday refreshments and a glass painting demonstration by one of our educators (free with Holiday House Tour admission).

The Friends Meeting House: This is the first house of worship in the village of Flushing and NYC's oldest structure in continuous use for religious purposes. It was built in 1694. The house will be open for tours all day - be sure to walk around the property and view the historic cemetery.

Flushing Town Hall: Built in 1862, it served as the cultural and political focal point of the village of Flushing. The building features a rich history that includes visits by dignitaries such as PT Barnum and Tom Thumb, operas, murder trials and even a jail cell. Frederick Douglass once spoke to the community from the portico. Now a performing and visual arts space, it is home to the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. Visitors can get some holiday shopping done at our Holiday Market with local fine-craft artisans selling thier wares!

The Bowne House: Built in 1661 by John Bowne, it is known for its connection to the principle of freedom of conscience in America. Bowne House, a city, state, and national landmark, was lived in by nine generations of the family. Though the museum has been closed since 1999 and is currently undergoing a $3 million restoration and preservation project, its parlor will be decorated for the holidays and open to visitors! Also, pending completion of the current restoration work, visitors may be treated to a preview of the newly redone kitchen and more of the grounds will be open!

The Louis Armstrong House Museum: Built in 1910, it is a National Historic Landmark and NYC Landmark. Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille purchased the house in 1943 and it became their permanent home. In keeping with Louis and Lucille's tradition, the house will be brightly decorated for the holidays. This season holiday house tours will feature rare audio clips from Louis's personal recordings. You will hear Louis’s magical voice reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas, A Visit from St. Nicholas,” along with other seasonal recordings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544fab13a7f7b.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Hike: Trees of McGolrick Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/fall-foliage-hike-trees-of-mcgolrick-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/fall-foliage-hike-trees-of-mcgolrick-park Date: December 7, 2014

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some amazing trees found in New York City. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and N Henry Street (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 40.7232, -73.9432 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 7, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 7, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546109f28eba3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: December 7, 2014

Get to know your New York City wildlife! Join us for a two hour program with wildlife rehabilitators, Bobby Horvath and Cathy St. Pierre to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife In Need Of Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdfd4d6c42.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Space Travel: The Next Frontiers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/space-travel-the-next-frontiers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/space-travel-the-next-frontiers Date: December 7, 2014

The future of mankind lies in exploring Mars and other worlds, as well as tourism beyond the earth's gravitational field. How can people prepare for such a flight? How will astronauts prepare for a flight to Mars? Why will all our descendants in the future have to make such a journey?

Wagner College astronomy professor and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Harold Kozak, will explore the ways in which humans will not only travel in outer space, but also eventually terraform Mars, as well as other worlds. In addition, he will explain why it will be imperative for our descendants to find other habitable planets in the future. This presentation is geared to ages 7 and up. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: December 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546d1c092d0ea.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 7, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting in Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-tree-lighting-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-tree-lighting-in-fort-greene-park Date: December 7, 2014

Celebrate winter by attending the holiday tree lighting ceremony at Fort Greene Park!

The tree lighting ceremony will be held at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park, and is hosted by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

There will be music, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Start time: 4:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 4:00 pm 40.6932, -73.9739 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 8, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-08 2014-12-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 8, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is 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 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/holiday-train-show Date: December 8, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Columbus Circle Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/columbus-circle-holiday-market Date: December 8, 2014

Shop for the holidays! Grab some hot chocolate and try an array of cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.

Please note: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 8, 2014

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/union-square-holiday-market Date: December 8, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/monday-movement Date: December 8, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 8, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 8, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 8, 2014

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST