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, 16 Apr 2014 04:19:44 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[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: November 2, 2013

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Intro to Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/intro-to-hiking-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/intro-to-hiking-west Date: November 2, 2013

Trek with the Friends of Van Cortlandt park on the west side of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-restoration-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-restoration-volunteering Date: November 2, 2013

Fix trails, plant native species and take out weeds with the park's restoration crew. This is the recipe to create biodiversity in urban parks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/freshkills-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/freshkills-park-tour Date: November 2, 2013

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the Eltingville Transit Center in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the Eltingville Transit Center.

Please sign up for this tour by visiting our Tour Sign-Up page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, walk-ons will not be possible so register now.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 2, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Bulb Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/greenthumb-bulb-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/greenthumb-bulb-giveaway Date: November 2, 2013

Pick up a selection of spring flowering bulbs for fall planting at our compound.

Please note: This is only for registered GreenThumb garden groups. One giveaway per group. If you are planning to pick up for more than one garden group you must call by Tuesday, October 29th to confirm with Lillian Reyes at (212) 788-8070.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold bulbs for anyone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Armored Insects' Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/family-art-project-armored-insects-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/family-art-project-armored-insects-parade Date: November 2, 2013

Learn about the funny things insects do for protection, then invent an insect mask of your own. Make a spider shaker, then we’ll march our wears in a fall parade at 12:30PM, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: November 2, 2013

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wildlife-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wildlife-weekends Date: November 2, 2013

Join us for fun on the farm with this pay-one-price event. Admission includes Birds-of-Prey, Frogs, Bugs and Animal Shows, hayrides, pony rides (80 lbs. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess: Beginners Clinic & Open Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play Date: November 2, 2013

Learn tactical insights from a Chess Master, then pit your newly acquired skills against other chess players at your level, tournament-style. Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 2, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Smash! at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-maria-hernandez-park Date: November 2, 2013

Support BEAN at the Bushwick’s Pumpkin Smash! at Maria Hernandez Park. Bring your jack-o-lanterns to the park for a ritual smashing to be composted at the garden composters at PS 123. This should be a really active, educational, ecological and fun event!

Volunteers will alsoweed/mulch tree pits, clean up passive lawn areas, plant bulbs and celebrate the community-led goals for Maria Hernandez Park in partnership with PS123's School Garden as well as BKROT.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Corner of Starr Street and Irving Avenue (in Maria Hernandez Park)

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7043, -73.9239 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 2, 2013

The season of giving thanks is rich in color and texture and provides a cornucopia of creative inspiration. Using oil pastels, we will explore seasonal subjects such as pumpkins, corn, squash, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Forest Weekends at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 2, 2013

Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River and spot birds that call this woodland home. Tree-climbing demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 2, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Queens Land Trust's 6th Annual Celebration of Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/brooklyn-queens-land-trusts-6th-annual-celebration-of-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/brooklyn-queens-land-trusts-6th-annual-celebration-of-gardens Date: November 2, 2013

Please join the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust for their sixth annual celebration of gardens. There will be workshops, live music, poetry, giveaways, and much more. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by October 25.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 963-7020

Location: Brooklyn Job Corps Academy Center

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6912, -73.9528 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 2, 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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 2, 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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 2, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 2, 2013

See the best quilts of NYC at this annual exhibit.

This year’s exhibit features 23 eclectic quilts on loan from a group show that was curated by The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Members of the Guild used the theme of “reflections” to inspire their original creations, which range from traditional to contemporary and beyond.

In partnership with Lefferts Historic House and the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 2, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein Date: November 2, 2013

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Highbridge Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 155th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e7fe748428e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/nature-photography-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/nature-photography-fall-foliage Date: November 2, 2013

The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries. Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

All Photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera, DSLR preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/wilderness-survival Date: November 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 2, 2013

Find your poetic voice through a series of exercises to help stimulate your senses.

The workshop will culminate in a reading of participants' works.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc., with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill Date: November 2, 2013

Enjoy colorful foliage at its seasonal peak. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares some of his favorite trees and shrubs in their vibrant fall finery.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255c3e0d1e9e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: November 2, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/astronomy Date: November 2, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:19:44 EDT