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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:06:45 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[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: September 29, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 29, 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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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dumbo Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 29, 2013

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of art, music, and performance. It brings over 500 artists from a variety of fields, with 100 studios, 50 galleries, and 100 programming partners to DUMBO every fall, with performances, exhibitions, and much more, all against the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Visitors can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections. They can also visit artists in their studios,help make murals on the street, or watch dancers, poets and actors on street corners throughout the neighborhood. While the main events end earlier, the projections can be seen through midnight all three nights.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 9:00 am 11:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/photoville Date: September 29, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/flow13 Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: September 29, 2013

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration is required by Monday, September 23 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 ext. 204.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee Fall Planting Prep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/fall-planting-prep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/fall-planting-prep Date: September 29, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Fort Tryon Park to plant all kinds of bulbs throughout the subway terrace. Help prep the park for the coming seasons by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean up, and planting.

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 29, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 29, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: September 29, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 29, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/birding-for-families Date: September 29, 2013

Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 29, 2013

The Sneak Peak festival in Freshkills Park on Staten Island is back for 2013 and better than ever. Join us for a day of fun at the park as hills come alive with activities like kayaking, biking, a puppetry workshop, walking tours, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Check out the link below to find out more.

There is no registration or restrictions for this free event. Bikes, pets, and all ages are welcomed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 29, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. To add to the adventure join us for Maze By Moonlight on Saturdays October 5th and 12th when the maze will be open until 9:00 p.m. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-chess Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-games Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: September 29, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens Second Annual Harvest Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival Date: September 29, 2013

This multidimensional arts festival reflects the creative spirit of the neighborhood and the integral part that community gardens play in the culture and life of Loisaida.

Scheduled events include music, dance, performance, films, photography, puppets, environmental workshops, and yoga. Each garden is designing its own program, so we know it will be interesting. In addition, The Communal Spaces Play Festival, five 30-minute plays inspired by the selected garden landscapes, will wrap up its three-week run during the Harvest Arts Fest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden,Firemen's Memorial Garden,The Creative Little Garden,La Plaza Cultural,Liz Christy Garden,M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park),LaGuardia Corner Community Garden,11 BC Garden,11th Street Community Garden,Toyota Childrens Garden,9 C Garden,De Colores Community Yard and Cultural Center,Earth People Garden,Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden,Parque Tranquilidad,Orchard Alley,Kenkeleba House Garden,La Petit Versailles,Childrens Magical Garden,Siempre Verde Garden,Alberts Garden

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7243, -73.9821; 40.7243, -73.978; 40.7246, -73.9826; 40.7253, -73.9786; 40.7241, -73.9918; 40.721, -73.9919; 40.7273, -73.9993; 40.727, -73.9783; 40.7293, -73.984; 40.7285, -73.9818; 40.7253, -73.978; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7465, -73.9813; 40.7223, -73.9802; 40.7281, -73.9759; 40.723, -73.9858; 40.722, -73.9834; 40.7207, -73.9862; 40.72, -73.9839; 40.7253, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5245dd5de8add.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/medevial-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/medevial-festival Date: September 29, 2013

Please join us for the 29th annual Medieval Festival on September 29th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc. and food will be available for purchase.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52431b455d502.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 29, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 29, 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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay By Land, Sea and Air: A Family Fun Day Presented by NYC Parks and the National Park Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/jamaica-bay-by-land-sea-nd-air-a-family-fun-day-presented-by-nyc-parks-and-the-national-park-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/jamaica-bay-by-land-sea-nd-air-a-family-fun-day-presented-by-nyc-parks-and-the-national-park-service Date: September 29, 2013

Join NYC Parks & the National Park Service for a free family fun day: Jamaica Bay by Land Sea and Air.

The day begins with raptors and birds of prey at noon, presented by the Oyster Bay Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Sanctuary. This event is a live animal show and tell that will include a selection of birds of prey that can be seen up close.

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be telling stories to kids with his Flights of Fancy: Planes Birds and Dragons at noon, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Ryan Center, and the Bossy Frog Band will perform on the porch of the Ryan Center at 2:00 p.m.

In addition to these scheduled events there will be opportunities to try kayaking, biking, tent set up, fishing, hiking/birding, and garden walks. There will be food vendors on site during the event, and plenty of free parking.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Ryan Visitor Center

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5854, -73.8935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241d4ff8159b.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Tales and Tunes for a Sunday Afternoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-clearing-in-the-forest-tales-and-tunes-for-a-sunday-afternoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-clearing-in-the-forest-tales-and-tunes-for-a-sunday-afternoon Date: September 29, 2013

Celebrate Central Park’s birds and other animals with folktales and banjo songs by master storyteller Bill Gordh.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 29, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rambling Through Rosebank]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank Date: September 29, 2013

The Alice Austen House Museum is excited to be reviving "Rambling Through Rosebank," a walking tour of important places in Alice's life that focuses on the architecture and history of the buildings that are passed. The tour includes the houses of friends, the tennis club, St. John's church and rectory where her friend Trude lived. Visitors will also get to see the sites of some of her famous photographs.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b55286449.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 29, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 29, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Tours 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 29, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbs for Fall and Winter Wellness at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/herbs-for-fall-and-winter-wellness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/herbs-for-fall-and-winter-wellness Date: September 29, 2013

As summer gasps its last breath, fall comes rolling right in on its heels. Fall brings coolness and warm, bright colors, but it also brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Although the fall and winter are considered seasons of rest and rejuvenation, they can also be very draining on the body. Inactivity and being indoors spreads viruses and germs that constantly bombard the body's immune system. Join herbalist Yonnette Fleming as she explores herbs in the garden which have the ability to strengthen and heal the body during the cooler months and can improve health throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: September 30, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 30, 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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2013-09-30 2013-09-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/flow13 Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park),Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: September 30, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park),Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-chess Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-games Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.869, -73.9224 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 30, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 30, 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 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 30, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Tours 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: September 30, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: September 30, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-09-30 2013-09-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 1, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 1, 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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2013-10-01 2013-10-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/flow13 Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/house-work-exhibition Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: October 1, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/fitness-walk Date: October 1, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/catch-release-fishing Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254; 40.869, -73.9224 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-chess Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-games Date: October 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: October 1, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e22a9a479f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 1, 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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny Date: October 1, 2013

NYC Parks is partnering with Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to offer FREE fitness classes during Take Care NY screening events throughout the city.

Join us in the Atrium for Stretching, a beginner class that will strengthen and fine tune major muscle groups.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacobi Medical Center

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2013-10-01 2013-10-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8541, -73.8469 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 1, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks."

Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in and audio-equipment setup. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 1, 2013

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, come meander at your own pace along the rustic trail and see how the Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes or strollers; capacity is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Al Oerter Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: October 1, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: October 1, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

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 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: October 1, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 1, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/01/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: October 1, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: October 2, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: October 2, 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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2013-10-02 2013-10-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/flow13 Date: October 2, 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 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: October 2, 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 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/house-work-exhibition Date: October 2, 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 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park),Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: October 2, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/catch-release-fishing Date: October 2, 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 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Art Workshop: Photography as Personal Record]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/wave-hill-art-workshop-photography-as-personal-record http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/wave-hill-art-workshop-photography-as-personal-record Date: October 2, 2013

Photographs can become powerful records of inner life when taken over time and combined in different sequences. Using Wave Hill’s beautiful fall landscape, participants work closely with artist Benjamin Swett to explore the ways photographs can capture and record the photographer’s personal experience of nature. Sessions combine outdoor photography and reviews of participants’ work. All levels welcome.

Registration required. Series continues October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/523a00dc79850.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:46 EDT