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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:05:09 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/2013/11/09/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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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: MacDonald Park

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.7221, -73.8466 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: November 9, 2013

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 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 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 9, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/prospect-park-alliance-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/prospect-park-alliance-ball Date: November 9, 2013

Join us as we celebrate the completion of Lakeside. This 26-acre, $74 million project – the Prospect Park Alliance’s largest to date – has restored and redefined Prospect Park’s southeast corner.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6992

Location: Ocean Ave (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 6:30 pm 11:59 pm 40.6558, -73.9629 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277f161afa64.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 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, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:09 EDT