NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:54 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: November 7, 2013

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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

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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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 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

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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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:07:54 EDT