NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:31:38 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/2013/11/10/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 10, 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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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 10, 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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<![CDATA[Nature Walk with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-walk-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-walk-with-leslie-day Date: November 10, 2013

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about the geology of the cliffs, trees, invertebrates, mammals, birds, and flowers on the Broadway side of Fort Tryon Park with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars, please do not bring your pets. Meet at the corner of Broadway and Bennett Avenue.

Leslie Day's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Broadway and Bennett Avenue (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8594, -73.9314 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/birding-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/birding-walk Date: November 10, 2013

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x 245 by 8:00 a.m. the day of the walk. Registration recommended.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee Rain Date Bulb Planting Jubilee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/rain-date-bulb-planting-jubilee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/rain-date-bulb-planting-jubilee Date: November 10, 2013

On It's My Park Day, help prepare the park for the spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee to clean up and plant flowers. Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: November 10, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, your breath and your mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: November 10, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/birding-for-families Date: November 10, 2013

Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings as you are guided by the NYC Audubon Society and a Conservancy Discovery Guide. Binoculars available to borrow, limited to 20 participants. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 10, 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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<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: November Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/family-art-project-november-treasures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/family-art-project-november-treasures Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholarship Road Race at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/scholarship-road-race-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/scholarship-road-race-at-freshkills-park Date: November 10, 2013

On Sunday, November 10, in conjunction with the Parks Department and the Department of Sanitation, the Staten Island Athletic Club will be holding the first ever race at Freshkills Park. The Scholarship Cross-Country Race, a 5.8-mile race that traverses the hills and valleys of Freshkills Park, promises participants a sweeping 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, the rolling hills of Staten Island, and the New Jersey Highlands.

The purpose of the race is to provide scholarships for deserving high school seniors living on the Island. Since 2003, the Staten Island Athletic Club through the Scholarship Cross-Country Race has raised over $25,000, money that has helped many high school students pay off their college expenses.

The first 125 registered runners of the race will receive a race T-shirt. All runners will be given free coffee and pastries courtesy of Starbucks of Hylan Boulevard. About a dozen businesses from Staten Island and Brooklyn will be sponsoring the event. L.A. Fitness of Travis will be awarding the top finishers a 3-month membership to their gym. For more information and to register online or via paper application, go to www.statenislandac.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Wildlife Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/wildlife-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/wildlife-weekends Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Drawing: Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-drawing-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-drawing-fall-foliage Date: November 10, 2013

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

Art programs may include drawing, painting, journaling and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Walking Tour of the Belmont Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/historic-walking-tour-of-the-belmont-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/historic-walking-tour-of-the-belmont-neighborhood Date: November 10, 2013

Although some Bronxites believe this neighborhood was named to honor the 19th century financier August Belmont, it really commemorates the Jacob Lorillard estate, “Belmont.” Philanthropist and Lorillard fortune heiress Catherine Lorillard Wolfe named one of the very first streets to be laid in the area, Arthur Avenue, after President Chester A. Arthur. Today, Belmont is a thriving neighborhood of ethnically diverse businesses and still contains one of the last “Little Italy” communities of New York City. BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will start the tour at E. Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue. Take the #4 or D train to Fordham Road, and then connect to eastbound buses #9, #12, or #22.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: East Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue

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<![CDATA[Willow Lake Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/willow-lake-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/willow-lake-tour Date: November 10, 2013

Hike the newly restored Pat Dolan Willow Lake Preserve trail at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for a “behind the scenes” wildlife viewing experience.

Willow Lake Preserve is home to various species of waterfowl and mammals.

To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, October 30th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park Date: November 10, 2013

Join the Greenbelt Educators and National Park Service rangers for a hike from forest to field to coastal habitat.

The White trail of the Greenbelt connects to the lovely shoreline of Great Kills Park. This hike is over three hours long. Please dress appropriate for weather conditions and make arrangements for transportation back to Greenbelt Nature Center, or arrange to depart from the Great Kills Park parking lot at Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street.

Bring water and a snack. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Forest Weekends at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/fall-forest-weekends-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 10, 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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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cadman Plaza Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/its-my-park-day-at-cadman-plaza-park Date: November 10, 2013

Help the Cadman Park Conservancy plant daffodil bulbs.

"We've got shovels. We've got gloves. We've got trowels. Now all we need, is you!"

Calling all concerned stakeholders and community leaders!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Cadman Plaza West & Clark Street (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: November 10, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dome Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/its-my-park-day-at-dome-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/its-my-park-day-at-dome-playground Date: November 10, 2013

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Dome Playground.

Along-with the New Yorkers for Park Bulb Brigade and a Groundswell Art Instructor, community leaders will help enhance the shared experiences at NYC Parks.

Volunteers will help clean up park entrances, weed/mulch horticultural beds, and plant bulbs..

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Dahill Road at 37th and 38th streets (in Dome Playground)

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B151 Dome Playground 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:30 am 2:30 pm 40.6382, -73.9802 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/527827bd5008c.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 10, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route 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).

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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: November 10, 2013

Examine the white oak times (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years.

Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.

For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Please call to make reservations.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277f626e9f51.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Melrose New Generation Hoilday Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/melrose-new-generation-hoilday-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/melrose-new-generation-hoilday-workdays Date: November 10, 2013

We are seeking organizations, groups or individuals who can help put our garden beds to sleep by removing all the vegetables we grew this summer, and adding some winter crops, as well as Project from NYC Parks.

Help get the garden ready for Santa by adding Christmas lights and Christmas ornaments. If you have Christmas decorations, please bring to help the garden look like the North Pole.

We will have two workdays: November 10th and the 11th. Please help us make this big event a success in our community.

For more information please RSVP.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2013-11-10 2013-11-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/wilderness-survival Date: November 10, 2013

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.

Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 1:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: November 10, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Ice Skating Rink Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/van-cortlandt-park-ice-skating-rink-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/van-cortlandt-park-ice-skating-rink-opening-weekend Date: November 10, 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 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island OutLOUD: Perfectly Poe!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/staten-island-outloud-perfectly-poe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/staten-island-outloud-perfectly-poe Date: November 10, 2013

Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to explore the naturalist writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Join us for a reading of "The Domain of Arnheim" and other works inspired by forest life. Weather permitting, we'll enjoy a short stroll through the Greenbelt forest.This event is part of Staten Island OutLOUD's Autumn 2013 series, "Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe". Visit www.statenislandoutloud.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: November 10, 2013

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our calendar of events. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/the-night-sky Date: November 10, 2013

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) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park Dog Run (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 6:00 pm 40.8491, -73.82 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:39 EDT