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 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:25:32 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[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/05/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/05/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: November 5, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/08/holiday-tree-lighting Date: November 8, 2013

Join the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy and members of the community for the lighting of the holiday tree.

Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and candy canes. Bring the family!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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<![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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