NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:37:06 GMT <![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 17, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: October 17, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York's Learn To Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bike-new-yorks-learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/bike-new-yorks-learn-to-rideadults Date: October 17, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to learn to ride a bike. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With Bike New York's safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Playground (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672851600, -73.88690185546875000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 18, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 18, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 18, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 18, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 18, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/food-truck-rally Date: October 18, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/smorgasburg Date: October 18, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 18, 2015

The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/open-house-new-york-fort-tryon-park-cottage-the-heather-garden Date: October 18, 2015

Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 104 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the undisturbed Palisades.

Come on a tour to learn more! Garden and Cottage tours start every 30 minutes (max 20 guests).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1f18365b8e.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn To Ride: Adults Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/bike-new-york-learn-to-rideadults-class Date: October 18, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to learn to ride a bike. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With Bike New York's safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c2794f2879e.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 18, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Reforestation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/park-reforestation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/park-reforestation Date: October 18, 2015

Join us this fall as we continue our ongoing reforestation of Highbridge Park. As part of our effort to re-establish a native forest in Highbridge Park, we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials and removing non-native invasive plants.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Highbridge Park

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8444, -73.9316 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Patch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/pumpkin-patch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/pumpkin-patch Date: October 18, 2015

Come visit us at the Joe Holzka community garden. Enjoy pumpkins while supplies last, and carve them too! There will be arts and crafts and other community entertainment.

All other community gardens are invited to come and gather to celebrate the season's end. Hope to see you all there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-10-18 2015-10-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 19, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 19, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 19, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-19 2015-10-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 20, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 20, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: October 20, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 20, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/abs-work-out Date: October 20, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 20, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: October 20, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 20, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-20 2015-10-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 21, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/dancercise Date: October 21, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 21, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 21, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: October 21, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags, recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Asser Levy members, please register at the front desk of the Asser Levy Recreation Center.

September 9*: Screenings and General Heart Health

September 16: Nutrition Part I

September 30: Exercise Part I

October 7: Stress Recognition and Management

October 14: Nutrition Part II

October 21: Exercise Part II & Wrap-up

*On Wednesday, September 9, the Mount Sinai Karpas Health Information Center will be on site providing FREE cholesterol and glucose screenings from 3pm- 5:30pm.

For more information:

Asser Levy members, call (212) 447-2020. Members of the public and WHNY patients, please call 212-523-9663.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020 (Asser Levy members) or (212) 523-9663 (public and WHNY patients)

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park Developing Great Events and Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/21/partnerships-academy-activate-your-park-developing-great-events-and-programs Date: October 21, 2015

Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do exactly that. At this workshop, you will have the chance to learn from your peers and from professionals about how to organize and fund new programs that will invigorate your park and neighborhood.

At this workshop, you will learn about how to:

  • Find recreation and arts opportunities for your park
  • Get concrete advice from other park group leaders in your borough
  • Learn how to navigate the permitting process
  • Get tips on funding your events
  • Create your own programming plan with the help of our experts
  • Contribute to a resource share, where park group leaders from across the borough will pool their experiences into a collaborative document.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-10-21 2015-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d3848e5a2c5.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 22, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 22, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: October 22, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: October 22, 2015

This class combines Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. The class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 22, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: October 22, 2015

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/nature-exploration Date: October 22, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/learn-to-draw Date: October 22, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/22/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: October 22, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-22 2015-10-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 23, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/farmers-market-friday Date: October 23, 2015

Get fresh produce from the two local farms and Queens Botanical Garden's own urban farm at the farmers' market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-10-23 2015-10-23 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/childrens-story-time-art Date: October 23, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 23, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 23, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/nature-exploration Date: October 23, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/seasonal-crafts Date: October 23, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 23, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/23/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 23, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-23 2015-10-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 24, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 24, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-class Date: October 24, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bird-walks Date: October 24, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: October 24, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 24, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/grownyc-greenmarket Date: October 24, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 24, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: October 24, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-advanced Date: October 24, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/community-paddle Date: October 24, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!

Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended. Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 24, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 24, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/free-family-day Date: October 24, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this fall for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d302cad0.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 24, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 24, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival.

Make your own costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants, and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/esl-intermediate Date: October 24, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 24, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/fall-harvest-and-garden-maintenance Date: October 24, 2015

Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects in Sherman Creek Park.

Learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top-dressing to our garden beds and lawns. Explore the Riley-Levin Children's garden beds and view the start of fall leaf change.

For questions or to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.

Rain Date: October 25.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Haunted Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-haunted-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-haunted-walk Date: October 24, 2015

Deep in the park lies Lookout Hill, the highest point in Prospect Park and home of the Prospect Park Alliance’s Annual Halloween Haunted Walk. Ghouls and goblins lurk behind the trees, ready to provide a silly scare! An adult should accompany young children. Rain or shine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.65790176391601600, -73.97109985351562000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: October 24, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Hike in Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/naturalistled-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/naturalistled-hike Date: October 24, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This one to two mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+.

Meet shuttle into the park at Schmul Park (Wild Ave & Melvin Ave).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5381

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d208ebb8156.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 24, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: October 24, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: October 24, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/haunted-lantern-tour Date: October 24, 2015

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

You must be on line at the Battery by 8:15 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 25, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: October 25, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/birding-basics-for-families Date: October 25, 2015

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Free; pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ffa0f3536.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: October 25, 2015

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579f01474d38.jpg Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 25, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: October 25, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/smorgasburg Date: October 25, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: October 25, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[?Creepy Crawly Halloween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/creepy-crawly-halloween Date: October 25, 2015

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 25, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-25 2015-10-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 26, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: October 26, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 26, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/26/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults Date: October 26, 2015

Learn to Ride for Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.

Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-26 2015-10-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d212f1b447e.jpg Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 27, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 27, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: October 27, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 27, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 27, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/27/abs-work-out Date: October 27, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-10-27 2015-10-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST