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 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:25:58 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[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 13, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-13 2013-09-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/farmers-market-friday Date: September 13, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/flow13 Date: September 13, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 13, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: September 13, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong, and flexible, and have fun! This beginner-level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Eight-class series; class size limited to 12. Students must bring own mats.

This class does not meet on Friday, October 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35782a6de.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/house-work-exhibition Date: September 13, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/catch-release-fishing Date: September 13, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 13, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-chess Date: September 13, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 13, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 13, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-games Date: September 13, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 13, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/tai-chi Date: September 13, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 13, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 13, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano Date: September 13, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-fencing Date: September 13, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 13, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/seasonal-crafts Date: September 13, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Fall Tour Free Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/playdiem-fall-tour-september-13-east-river-park-bandshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/playdiem-fall-tour-september-13-east-river-park-bandshell Date: September 13, 2013

Start your weekend off with an excellent free concert featuring some of NYC's best up-and-coming bands. Featuring performances by Alex Kelly, pILLOW tHEORY, Denise Barbarita & The Morning Papers, illicitizen, Crier Brothers, and a surprise set by Spires!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5231f36ce8564.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 3.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies Date: September 13, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

Goonies follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 13, 2013

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eating friend -- the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn some fascinating facts. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:25:58 EDT