NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:36:04 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> Date: November 23, 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[Reopening of Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center/Kids and Adult Fitness Festival]]> Date: November 23, 2013

Good news, Bronx! Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center will reopen on Saturday!

It looks better than ever, and there will be special events to celebrate.

Head over to the Kids and Adult Fitness Festival from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for free sports clinics, fitness classes, carnival games, and arts and crafts!

The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:00 a.m.

The new Williamsbridge Oval has a brand new cardio and strength room, computer resource center, spin room, games room, locker rooms and wifi. Experience vibrant fitness classes and exciting programs for all ages!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> Date: November 23, 2013

Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.

Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.

Brew your own brew kits, and indulge in warm food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Please note: The market opens from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Square (in Union Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Imagining East River Park]]> Date: November 23, 2013

How do you imagine East River Park?

We invite the community to envision the future of the waterfront at East River Park. Come and explore ideas about how it could better suit your needs, and share your ideas on our imagination board.

Open to all ages!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Tennis Courts (in East River Park)

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<![CDATA[Reflecting on Reflections Quilt Show]]> Date: November 23, 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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<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> Date: November 23, 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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<![CDATA[Armor Returns to Armor Hall for a Day]]> Date: November 23, 2013

Wave Hill is reintroducing armor to Armor Hall, the magnificent space built by Bashford Dean, a scholar, scientist and first curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of arms and armor. Armor Hall was completed in 1927. Learn about chivalry, and how armor is made, watch fencing demonstrations, make brass rubbings and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Singing juggler John Grimaldi adds to the medieval entertainment.

Ages 8 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Gobble in the Greenbelt]]> Date: November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving may be next week, but let’s start the celebration early. Come walk the trails in search of the foods that the Native Americans would have eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Listen to a story, make a craft, and sample some traditional food. This program is geared for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> Date: November 23, 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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