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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:23:30 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/2013/11/16/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 16, 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[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/bird-walks Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 16, 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[Volunteer at the Fall Flat 5k Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-flat-5k-race-volunteers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-flat-5k-race-volunteers Date: November 16, 2013

Volunteers are needed to assist staff setting up the event and handing out refreshments to the runners.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[Volunteer Planting Days at Shoelace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/volunteer-planting-days-at-shoelace-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/volunteer-planting-days-at-shoelace-park2 Date: November 16, 2013

The Bronx River Alliance invites you to plant 800 trees along the Bronx River's bank within Shoelace Park.

Fun for all ages! Bring your family and friends for a great learning experience that benefits the volunteers and the community. Students, this is a great way to receive community service hours.

Our last event of the season so don't miss out!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Olinville Playground (in Bronx River Parkway)

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<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park: Turtle Cove, Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/pelham-bay-park-turtle-cove-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/pelham-bay-park-turtle-cove-tree-planting Date: November 16, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help plant trees at a MillionTrees NYC planting site. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dresses in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet you NAV Tech Lead at the Rodman’s Neck parking lot near the ballfields, off of City Island Road.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Rodman's Neck West (in Pelham Bay Park)

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<![CDATA[Winter Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/winter-birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/winter-birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: November 16, 2013

Mary Normandia from the Queens County Bird Club will lead a nature walk around the Ridgewood Reservoir in search of winter birds. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/health-and-race-walking Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill Date: November 16, 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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<![CDATA[2013 Fall Flat 5K Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/2013-fall-flat-5k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/2013-fall-flat-5k-trail-race Date: November 16, 2013

The Fall Flat 5K Trail Race takes place just before Thanksgiving and is the Greenbelt’s original 5K trail run.

The course travels along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is mostly flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes.

The race will be professionally timed, culminating in an awards ceremony.

Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for registered runners.

Spread Some Warmth: Please bring a coat or jacket to donate to the North Shore Rotary Coat Drive, or canned food for local food banks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-restoration Date: November 16, 2013

Help remove invasive plants and restore trails in High Rock Park.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 16, 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[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 16, 2013

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[How to Build and Manage Seed Libraries Workshop at the Weeksville Heritage Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/how-to-build-and-manage-seed-libraries-workshop-at-the-weeksville-heritage-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/how-to-build-and-manage-seed-libraries-workshop-at-the-weeksville-heritage-center Date: November 16, 2013

Seed saving is a timeless way to keep food traditions alive, reduce materials costs, and to promote and protect biodiversity and food sovereignty. Participants will leave the workshop with a tool kit with information on how to build their own basic seed saving equipment and how to save and distribute seeds on a community scale. In preparation, we invite you all to save your seeds and catalogue them. This workshop is presented by Eric-Michael Rodriguez, Curator of Living Cultivations and Farm Manager at Weeksville Heritage Center, in partnership with GreenThumb.

Please RSVP with Mr. Rodriguez at eric@weeksvillesociety.org or call (718) 756-5250 .

“While farmers continue to have their seeds in their hands, there will never be poverty, never be hunger.” — Dr. Vandana Shiva

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 756-5250

Location: Weeksville Heritage Center

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<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks Conference 2013: Inform.Connect.Empower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/partnerships-for-parks-2013-informconnectempower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/partnerships-for-parks-2013-informconnectempower Date: November 16, 2013

Strong communities make NYC great. But what makes our communities strong? When New Yorkers use NYC’s parks and green spaces as places to celebrate, recreate, and learn, neighborhoods become vibrant communities.

Since 1995, Partnerships for Parks has been supporting these park-related community groups to help make NYC thrive.

There will be a free raffle for all attendees with fabulous prizes!

Conference workshop topics include:

- Fundraising
- Gardening
- Volunteer project planning
- Working with the media
- Social media
- Legal basics, including 501(c)3 status
- Superstorm Sandy recovery
- Community involvement in park design
- Park group success stories

Register now to reserve your spot! Following your registration and in advance of the conference, look out for an email with more information on speakers, panels, and workshops. We hope you can join us!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5948

Location: NYU Law - Vanderbilt Hall: Tishman Auditorium

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<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: November 16, 2013

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: November 16, 2013

Join a team of volunteers committed to the ongoing restoration of the Park’s 250 acres of forest. Every weekend except holiday weekends. Meet at the Picnic House parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Chess: Beginners Clinic & Open Play]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/chess-beginners-clinic-open-play Date: November 16, 2013

Learn tactical insights from a Chess Master, then pit your newly acquired skills against other chess players at your level, tournament-style. Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/birding-raptor-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/birding-raptor-migrants Date: November 16, 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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fresh Creek Nature Preserve

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6443, -73.8853 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: November 16, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike.

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) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying Date: November 16, 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.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Super Saturday Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/super-saturday-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/super-saturday-open-house Date: November 16, 2013

Come join us and learn about fitness programs and activities offered at Victor Hanson Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 978-1536

Location: Victor Hanson Recreation Center (in Rochdale Park)

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6748, -73.7745 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Nutrition at Hattie Carthan Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-nutrition-witih-hattie-carthan-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-nutrition-witih-hattie-carthan-community-garden Date: November 16, 2013

When the leaves begin dropping and our days get shorter, many of us become consumed by gloom.

Join longtime Just Food educator Yonnette Fleming as we explore orange and deep red nutrition, and warming spices that can help us balance our bodies and minds in the cool season.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/525708768640a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: November 16, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/terrarium-workshop Date: November 16, 2013

Winter is coming!

Tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more will get you through the long winter months.

Join horticulturalist Maria Colletti to learn how to make a miniature garden­—and take it home.

Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/reflecting-on-reflections-quilt-show2 Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Cornucopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia Date: November 16, 2013

A harvest of fun for the entire family! Activities include pumpkin decorating, relay races, crafts and games and the famous scarecrow making contest!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Clove Lakes Park Playground (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6185, -74.106 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: November 16, 2013

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-crew-training-session Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Estates of Pelham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham Date: November 16, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, architecture, and parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

All programs are historic walking tours unless otherwise noted.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Poetic Voice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/finding-your-poetic-voice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/finding-your-poetic-voice Date: November 16, 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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: November 16, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813c9917fe1.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 16, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: November 16, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere Castle by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/belvedere-castle-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/belvedere-castle-by-candlelight Date: November 16, 2013

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a rare evening exploring this historic gem, nestled in the heart of Central Park.

To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 6th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.628.2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Food And Justice at Hattie Carthan Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/food-and-justice-at-hattie-carthan-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/food-and-justice-at-hattie-carthan-garden Date: November 16, 2013

Join food justice farmer Yonnette Fleming as we explore race, class, geography, illness, and the food system, while drawing connections between health and a neighborhood's physical, social, and economic environments.

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:30 pm 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:23:30 EDT