NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:56:36 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> Date: November 3, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Please register for this tour before Wednesday, October 23.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fall Foliage]]> Date: November 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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<![CDATA[Adult Afternoon Hike: Fall Foliage Reflections at High Rock Park]]> Date: November 3, 2013

Enjoy the splendor of autumn as we walk along the blue and yellow trails to Pumphouse Pond. Along the way, we will pause at Lake Ohrbach. This hike is geared for adults and singles with an interest in hiking and wildlife looking to meet others with similar interests.

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[Redesign Fort Tryon's Javits Playground with Science and Math]]> Date: November 3, 2013

It's time to redesign Javits playground! The park is currently seeking city capital funds to reconstruct the playground. Have your children help shape the future of Javits Playground. Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science and use math, science and engineering to measure, plot and design your own improvements to our local playground.

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet by the swing sets in Javits Playground at Fort Tryon Park. The playground is located at the intersection of Cabrini Blvd. and Fort Washington Ave at Margaret Corbin Circle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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