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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:16:08 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/2013/11/02/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/bird-walks Date: November 2, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 2, 2013

Curated by Jonathan Kuhn, photographs from NYC Parks' archives will be on exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Dash to the Finish Line 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/new-york-road-runners-dash-to-the-finish-line-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/new-york-road-runners-dash-to-the-finish-line-5k Date: November 2, 2013

Be a part of the world-famous ING New York City Marathon excitement, run through the streets of Manhattan, and finish at the famed marathon finish line in Central Park—without running 26.2 miles!

On Marathon Saturday, November 2, our NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K (3.1 miles) will take place for all runners who want to join in the marathon festivities. You can take a high-speed tour of midtown Manhattan—en route to a spectacular finish in Central Park. Friends and family, marathoners and non-marathoners—all are welcome. Register now to be part of the race-week excitement! All entrants receive a technical T-shirt.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations

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2013-11-02 2013-11-02 8:30 am 40.7489, -73.9699 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525ffa80e5e70.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-lief-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-lief-ericson-park Date: November 2, 2013

Join Brooklyn Bones as they work to spruce up the interior garden. They will rake up leaves, remove litter, and plant bulbs around the walk way.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (917) 651-7875

Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway Interior Garden (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 8:45 am 11:45 am 40.63, -74.0106 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 2, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park Date: November 2, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Westerleigh Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Maine and Neal Dow Avenues (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6205, -74.1349 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: November 2, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/health-and-race-walking Date: November 2, 2013

Get fit as you enjoy beautiful park landscapes. Co-presented with the NY Walkers Club.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Bowne Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-bowne-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-bowne-park Date: November 2, 2013

Volunteer with the QueensBoro Hill Neighborhood Association. They will be planting bulbs, mulching, weeding, raking leaves, and picking up litter from the park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: PS 020 (in Bowne Playground)

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7581, -73.8232 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: November 2, 2013

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 and 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 2, 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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:08 EDT