NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:44:56 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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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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<![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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<![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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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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<![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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:44:57 EDT