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 08:17:06 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 Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: December 26, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: December 26, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: December 26, 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 2014-12-26 2014-12-26 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: December 26, 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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2014-12-26 2014-12-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 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/2014/12/27/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 27, 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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2014-12-27 2014-12-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/zumba Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/chair-exercise Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 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/2014/12/27/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/health-and-race-walking Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 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[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 27, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/holiday-train-show Date: December 27, 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: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-27 2014-12-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 Date: December 27, 2014

Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal delights, and create your very own hanging calendar for the New Year at this classic Wave Hill program. 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546103fe602c8.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/esl-class Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Primitive Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/primitive-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/primitive-survival-skills Date: December 27, 2014

If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: December 27, 2014

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: December 27, 2014

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 27, 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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2014-12-27 2014-12-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 27, 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 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/27/the-night-sky Date: December 27, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-27 2014-12-27 6:00 pm 40.7514, -73.8431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 28, 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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2014-12-28 2014-12-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/seal-exploration Date: December 28, 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.

Winter is the best time of year to spot seals on the small rocky islands which surround Orchard Beach. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 28, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 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[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/holiday-train-show Date: December 28, 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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2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2015!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/family-art-project-create-your-year-hello-2015 Date: December 28, 2014

Learn from gardeners, who plant according to the phases of the moon. What might your year look like if it was designed according to the lunar calendar? Capture your vision of seasonal delights, and create your very own hanging calendar for the New Year at this classic Wave Hill program.

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 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5461043343999.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 28, 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 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 28, 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 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 28, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 28, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 28, 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 2014-12-28 2014-12-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610a7511dc5.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 28, 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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2014-12-28 2014-12-28 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[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-29 2014-12-29 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/2014/12/29/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 29, 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 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 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/2014/12/29/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/holiday-train-show Date: December 29, 2014

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

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

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-29 2014-12-29 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 29, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: December 29, 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 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/monday-movement Date: December 29, 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 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 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/2014/12/29/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 29, 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 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 29, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 29, 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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2014-12-29 2014-12-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: December 29, 2014

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

Preregistration with Parks Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information, visit the Adapted Aquatics page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/sit-aerobics Date: December 29, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-12-29 2014-12-29 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/29/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: December 29, 2014

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-29 2014-12-29 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 30, 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 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-30 2014-12-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 30, 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 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 30, 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 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 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/2014/12/30/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/holiday-train-show Date: December 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-30 2014-12-30 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 30, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 10:00 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[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: December 30, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-30 2014-12-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 30, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/rock-your-seat Date: December 30, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

This program requires Recreation Center membership. Please visit the Membership Information page to find out more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: December 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 30, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 30, 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 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 30, 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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2014-12-30 2014-12-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/abs-work-out Date: December 30, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 30, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/meditation-class Date: December 30, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: December 30, 2014

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

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 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-30 2014-12-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/30/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 30, 2014

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-30 2014-12-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: December 31, 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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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: December 31, 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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 31, 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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 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[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/body-sculpting Date: December 31, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: December 31, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/holiday-train-show Date: December 31, 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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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/sit-aerobics Date: December 31, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: December 31, 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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Park Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/heart-of-the-park-walking-tour Date: December 31, 2014

Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while listening to the stories behind them. Continue through the Ramble woods and discover its importance as an urban oasis for migrating birds, and the wildlife which lives year round in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7762, -73.9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 31, 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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 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/2014/12/31/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: December 31, 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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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: December 31, 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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/recycletoart Date: December 31, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: December 31, 2014

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: December 31, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

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 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island New Year's Eve Extravaganza and Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks-in-coney-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks-in-coney-island Date: December 31, 2014

Head to Coney Island's New Year's Eve Extravaganza.

Enjoy music, performances, and giveaways. Then, countdown to 2015 with 8,000 LEDs on the Parachute Jump. Once it's midnight, the fireworks spectacular begins.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Council Member Mark Treyger, and the Alliance for Coney Island.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 946-1350

Location: Steeplechase Pavilion

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2014-12-31 2014-12-31 9:00 pm 40.5728, -73.9828 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Fireworks and NYRR Midnight Runn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/central-park-fireworks-and-nyrr-midnight-runn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/central-park-fireworks-and-nyrr-midnight-runn Date: December 31, 2014

Join the fun and celebrate with dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.), live performances, and a 15-minute fireworks show. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile unscored run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2015.

Please note: Pre-race and post-race festivities, as well as the fireworks display, are free and open to the public. Please visit NYRR for more information about race, entry fees, and to register.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 10:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5481f8ffc7ac8.JPG Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/31/new-years-eve-fireworks Date: December 31, 2014

Kick off the New Year's with this beloved Brooklyn tradition. The celebration will get started with live entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza.

The best locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

New Year’s fireworks and festivities are sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-12-31 2014-12-31 11:00 pm 0:00 am 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5481f96e48f50.jpg Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 1, 2015

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 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:37 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: 2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 1, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 1, 2015

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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2015-01-01 2015-01-01 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/2015/01/01/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: January 1, 2015

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 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 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[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: January 1, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/holiday-train-show Date: January 1, 2015

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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2015-01-01 2015-01-01 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/adaptive-track-and-field Date: January 1, 2015

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: January 1, 2015

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 2015-01-01 2015-01-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/01/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: January 1, 2015

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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2015-01-01 2015-01-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST