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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:30:59 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[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 6, 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 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 6, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: November 6, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: November 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 6, 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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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: November 6, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Free Performance of Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing Date: November 6, 2013

Interested in watching a free performance by The Public Theater? NYC Parks has partnered with the Public Theater to bring performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing to recreation centers around the city. These shows are free and open to the public.

If you're interested in attending this performance at St. John's Recreation Center, please RSVP by emailing centralrec@parks.nyc.gov or calling the center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526981b5b33d8.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 6, 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 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: November 6, 2013

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

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

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

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: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 6, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foliage Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/fall-foliage-walk-at-wave-hill Date: November 6, 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 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5255c3e0d1e9e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Canning & Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest Date: November 6, 2013

Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest.

Join Just Food trainers as they demonstrate how to preserve your cucumbers, create fruit jams and enjoy the harvest all year long.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pruning Certificate Series with The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/pruning-certificate-series-with-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/pruning-certificate-series-with-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 6, 2013

The Pruning Certificate course has been designed to help you learn to prune properly and improve your community garden. This course is ideal for community gardeners who want to keep their gardens in good shape. The focus of the class will be on pruning small trees and shrubs, with a full class devoted to fruit tree pruning.

To receive a pruning certificate you must attend the four classes listed below and demonstrate your pruning skills through eight hours of practice at community garden workdays.

Pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to Bronx community gardeners. To register or for more information, call (718) 817-8026 or email skatz@nybg.org.

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6th • 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. • The New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education Building

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. John's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: November 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-11-06 2013-11-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Walk with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/owl-walk-with-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/06/owl-walk-with-mike-feller Date: November 6, 2013

Whoooo goes there?

Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller. It's the beginning of their mating season so you may observe some interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract owls using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-11-06 2013-11-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 7, 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 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 7, 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 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 7, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-11-07 2013-11-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: November 7, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Maintain and Improve Randall's Island Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands Date: November 7, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Crew to improve and maintain the Randall's Island Park wetlands. There are two salt marshes and one fresh water marsh; they need plenty of TLC to thrive and continue to provide abundant and diverse natural habitats for local flora and fauna. Come learn wetlands ecology while contributing to the long term maintenance for these rich ecosystems.

RSVP required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: November 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/craniosacral-relaxation Date: November 7, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: November 7, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 7, 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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2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: November 7, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment4 Date: November 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 7, 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 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 Date: November 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-11-07 2013-11-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: November 7, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/nature-on-the-go Date: November 7, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/animal-encounter Date: November 7, 2013

Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528133ed8869a.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking About History: “Forever Free:” Lincoln, Civil War and the American March to Emancipation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/talking-about-history-forever-free-lincoln-civil-war-and-the-american-march-to-emancipation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/talking-about-history-forever-free-lincoln-civil-war-and-the-american-march-to-emancipation Date: November 7, 2013

Few events in history have been as consequential in defining American identity as the Civil War and its corresponding march to freedom. With the 150th anniversary of the war upon us, this lecture by historian James L. Coll reflects on the enduring legacy of the deadly conflict regarding the legal and political struggle towards the abolition of slavery. During this discussion, we will focus on President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as well as wartime legislative developments dealing with the 'peculiar institution.' While securing freedom would present one set of issues in the South in the 1860s, defining equality introduced even more complications throughout the nation. In this context, we will also explore the subsequent policy for Reconstruction of the South that resulted in nothing short of a revolution in American constitutional theory.

This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: Queens Central Library

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2013-11-07 2013-11-07 6:30 pm 40.7077, -73.795 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Talk: One Year LaterRestoring the Treescape in the Hurricane's Wake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/tree-talk-one-year-laterrestoring-the-treescape-in-the-hurricanes-wake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/tree-talk-one-year-laterrestoring-the-treescape-in-the-hurricanes-wake Date: November 7, 2013

Master Arborist Dan Dalton discusses the effect of Superstorm Sandy on the urban forest and how to best replace what was lost.

Registration requested.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 8, 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 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 8, 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 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 8, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-11-08 2013-11-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/farmers-market-friday Date: November 8, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: November 8, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: November 8, 2013

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

This class does not meet on Friday, October 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35782a6de.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: November 8, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Planting Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/marine-park-planting-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/marine-park-planting-trees Date: November 8, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Marine Park to help plant trees at a MillionTreesNYC reforestation site. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dresses in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at 37th Street and Avenue U. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: 37th Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6069, -73.9271 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 8, 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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2013-11-08 2013-11-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: November 8, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 8, 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 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: November 8, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century, and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes.

The route for this walk involves a few stairs. ours 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.

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: November 8, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Free Performance of Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing Date: November 8, 2013

Interested in watching a free performance by The Public Theater? NYC Parks has partnered with the Public Theater to bring performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing to recreation centers around the city. These shows are free and open to the public.

If you're interested in attending this performance at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, please RSVP by emailing lynn.delossantos@parks.nyc.gov or calling the center at (718) 276-8686.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 1:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526982096659e.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/blooming-naturalist Date: November 8, 2013

Are you a blooming naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learning how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5278003fef882.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/seasonal-crafts Date: November 8, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/nature-on-the-go Date: November 8, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: November 8, 2013

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 8, 2013

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: November 8, 2013

In partnership with the NYC Girls Project, Shape Up NYC is offering free fitness classes for girls ages 6-13.

Girls Fitness & Fun is a 45-minute workout that focuses on building strong, healthy bodies through fitness games and Pilates stretches.

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-11-08 2013-11-08 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bagel Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/bagel-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/bagel-bark Date: November 9, 2013

Come meet the park’s vibrant dog-loving community and join the discussion about how you (and your dog) can play a vital role in maintaining the park as a friendly place for all to use. Refreshments and doggie biscuits have been generously provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Wollman Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.7678, -73.9745 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/bird-walks Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 9, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525819588c8b3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/its-my-park-day-at-macdonald-park Date: November 9, 2013

Join volunteers for Its' My Park Day to help pick up litter, rake leaves and planting bulbs at the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Boulevard and 70th Road (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.8451 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/health-and-race-walking Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodworking: Harvest Basket Workshop at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/woodworking-harvest-basket-workshop-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/woodworking-harvest-basket-workshop-at-wave-hill Date: November 9, 2013

Using simple carpentry skills, craft a handsome wooden basket to hold fresh produce, potted plants or other seasonal items. Frank Perrone, master carpenter and Wave Hill’s Director of Facilities & Capital Projects, lends his expertise in this half-day workshop. No previous carpentry experience required. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Space is limited! Reservations required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x305

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening: Insect-themed Animated Shorts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/screening-insectthemed-animated-shorts-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/screening-insectthemed-animated-shorts-for-kids Date: November 9, 2013

NYC Parks will present a screening of insect-themed animated shorts for children, in conjuction with the Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art exhibition on view through November 13.

Child & Firefly (2009, 3 min)
Based on the 19th century Urdu poem Jugnu, Child & Firefly illustrates an encounter between a curious boy and a firefly that serves as a reminder to be more considerate of other species, each other and nature. Directed by Glenn Gear, produced by Atif Siddiqi.

Blackfly (1991, 5 min)
This animated film recounts Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth’sbattles with the pesky black fly during a summer of surveying in Nort hern Ontario. Directed by Christopher Hinton, produced by William Pettigrew, National Film Board of Canada. Oscar Nominee, Animated Short Film, 1991

The Magic of Anansi (2001, 7min)
This animated short tells the story of Anansi, a little spider who is tired of being snubbed by other the jungle animals. As Anansi plots and schemes to change things, he realizes he can't gain respect by putting others down. Directed by Jamie Mason, National Film Board of Canada.

Luna (2011, 7min)
A caterpillar inside a streetlight falls in love when he receives an unexpected visit from a Luna moth. Directed by Donna Brockopp, produced by Catherine Winder, Rainmaker Entertainment.

Roberto the Insect Architect (2005, 12 min)
Roberto, a termite who likes to build with wood, not eat it, sets off for the big city to pursue his dream of becoming an architect. Based on the book written and illustrated by Nina Laden. Directed by Galen Fott and Jerry Hunt, voiced by Sean Hayes, produced by Grundoon and Weston Woods Studios.

Event seating is limited, to RSVP please email: artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52702a5b49209.jpeg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 9, 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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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: November 9, 2013

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us get the garden and grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ready for winter.

Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

Light breakfast available. Registration requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: November Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/family-art-project-november-treasures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/family-art-project-november-treasures Date: November 9, 2013

Gather beech nuts, acorns, leaves, and other fallen wonders from the grounds. Then glue your collection to a wooden or cardboard box to house your prized possessions of the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: November 9, 2013

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the Reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact and role as part of the “Brooklyn Waterworks”.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/wildlife-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/wildlife-weekends Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Aquaponic Farm Workshop: Open House for Educators at the Moore Street Market Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/aquaponic-farm-workshop-open-house-for-educators-at-the-moore-street-market-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/aquaponic-farm-workshop-open-house-for-educators-at-the-moore-street-market-farm Date: November 9, 2013

The Moore Street Market Farm will be hosting a free open house for educators, parents, and other interested individuals on aquaponics in the garden. Join them for a tour of the Moore St. Farm, a discussion of the significance of aquaponics in an urban space, and fun ways to integrate aquaponics into the classroom. Brunch will be served.

To register, email oko@okofarms.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 526-5097

Location: Moore St Market Farm

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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9413 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hiking: John Muir Trail (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/hiking-john-muir-trail-vigorous1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/hiking-john-muir-trail-vigorous1 Date: November 9, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 40.8916, -73.8929 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying and Map Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying-and-map-reading http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying-and-map-reading Date: November 9, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Shore Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/birding-shore-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/birding-shore-birds Date: November 9, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Boardwalk and Beach 67th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 40.5871, -73.7956 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Forest Weekends at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 9, 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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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Tree Giveaway!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greenthumb-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greenthumb-tree-giveaway Date: November 9, 2013

GreenThumb will be hosting a giveaway of fruit trees at our compound in Queens.

Please visit www.treegiveaways.com/greenthumb to reserve your tree. Your reservation is only valid at this event from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on November 9. Limit one tree per address.

GreenThumb Tree Giveaway is in partnership with New York Restoration Project and the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Canning & Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/greenthumb-workshop-canning-preserving-the-harvest Date: November 9, 2013

Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! Join Just Food trainers as they demonstrate how to preserve your cucumbers, create fruit jams, and enjoy the harvest all year long.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Just Food.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Gather Around the Hearth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/handson-history-gather-around-the-hearth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/handson-history-gather-around-the-hearth Date: November 9, 2013

November is a month for giving thanks and spending time with family. Learn about the King family, play historic parlor games and make a family tree! Free! More information at www.kingmanor.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52446d83a264a.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: November 9, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which 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).

Note: 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Ice Skating Rink Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/van-cortlandt-park-ice-skating-rink-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/van-cortlandt-park-ice-skating-rink-opening-weekend Date: November 9, 2013

In celebration of Van Cortlandt Park's first ice skating weekend of the season, the park will offer free 15-minute skating lessons at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Sign up when you purchase admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 432-1492

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Who’s Here? Fall & Winter Animals in Fort Tryon Park: Children’s Program with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/whos-here-fall-winter-animals-in-fort-tryon-park-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/whos-here-fall-winter-animals-in-fort-tryon-park-childrens-program-with-julia-attaway Date: November 9, 2013

Who's here in the winter? Come learn about the fauna of Fort Tryon Park and their winter habits with educator Julia Attaway. Learn about which animals are hibernating, which migrated and which animals can still be found in the park throughout the winter. Appropriate for children ages 4-7. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Free Performance of Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing Date: November 9, 2013

Interested in watching a free performance by The Public Theater? NYC Parks has partnered with the Public Theater to bring performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing to recreation centers around the city. These shows are free and open to the public.

If you're interested in attending this performance at Greenbelt Recreation Center, please RSVP by emailing Carol.Landes@parks.nyc.gov or calling the center at (718) 667-3545.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526982f9259a0.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: November 9, 2013

Visit an area of Central Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 9, 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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/birding-at-bartow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/birding-at-bartow Date: November 9, 2013

As the trees turn and the fall migration enters its final stage, assorted sparrows, warblers, juncos, and hawks stop at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to grab seeds to fuel their flight.

Migrating Orioles, blackbirds, grackles, flickers, finches and more will fill the fields and pick berries off the shrubs along the paths.

Take a bird walk with naturalist, writer, and photographer Debbie Becker to observe our avian friends feast al fresco.

Registration requested.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[St. Martin Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/st-martin-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/st-martin-celebration Date: November 9, 2013

German tradition tells of a Roman Soldier, Martin of Tours, who cut his cloak in half for a beggar during a cold winter's storm. In honoring his noble act, we will build lanterns and sing songs, followed by a parade with St. Martin and his horse!

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Lantern crafting (Fee per child: $10)*

5:00 – 6:00p.m.: Parade with St. Martin

*If you bring your own lantern, the parade is free.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 998-8660

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5253181f31287.jpeg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Garden Communal Dinner, Fundraiser and Volunteer Appreciation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/hccm-communal-dinner-fundraiser-and-volunteer-appreciation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/hccm-communal-dinner-fundraiser-and-volunteer-appreciation Date: November 9, 2013

Join Hattie Carthan Garden for a home grown family-style feast, live folk performances, farm-film screenings, and more.

Table will be set for 50 people. RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-11-09 2013-11-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/astronomy Date: November 9, 2013

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. 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: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest with the Amateur Astronomers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/urban-starfest-with-the-amateur-astronomers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/urban-starfest-with-the-amateur-astronomers Date: November 9, 2013

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. 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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7723, -73.975 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:59 EDT