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 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:25:19 GMT <![CDATA[Apple Pie Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/apple-pie-contest Date: September 26, 2015

Who can bake the best tasting apple pie? The judges will select three winners and prizes will be given out that day.

Please registered by emailing Isabahlialoef@aol.com with your name and number by September 22, 2015.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Powell Street Livonia Garden

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66339874267578000, -73.90180206298828000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Americana Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Museum Day Live!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/smithsonian-museum-day-live Date: September 26, 2015

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, for free.

Register for a ticket here.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-939-0647 ext. 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a18d2255e.png Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park Date: September 26, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of the East River at Astoria Park! Join the event led by community partners Green Shores NYC and the Astoria Park Alliance. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Groups are welcome and advanced registration is requested by contacting: mail@greenshoresnyc.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: War Memorial (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77892876056800000, -73.92370796203600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bonkerz-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 26, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3da7d89f17.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 26, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/night-hike-light Date: September 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.89110183715820000, -73.89399719238281000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

Know Before You Go: You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0896

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557216933807b.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-20141 Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5572146aee3d9.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 27, 2015

Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. The following two days performing arts, music, workshops, arts exhibits and other activities take place in over 35 East Village community gardens.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 0:00 am 6:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/birding-basics-for-families Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-beatification-day Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 27, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • 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 dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 27, 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 September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • 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: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/annual-plant-sale Date: September 27, 2015

Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners. The sale opens at the annual Gardeners’ Party benefit on Thursday, September 17, an evening that raises crucial funds that support our renowned gardens and horticulture program. Staff experts are on hand on the weekend, Friday through Sunday, to offer personal assistance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5133b00761.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 27, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/waterfront-walks Date: September 27, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/smorgasburg Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 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/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 27, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ea938a217.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 27, 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 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[EAF15: Emerging Arist Fellowshop Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/eaf15-emerging-arist-fellowshop-exhibition-opening Date: September 27, 2015

The Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park's visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the public works on view. It has become an annual survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

EAF15 is the park's 15th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, featuring fifteen promising artists who were selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of 350+ submissions.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 27, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ebdf4fdff.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/rangers-choice-lunar-eclipse Date: September 27, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. The full moon will put on a rare show tonight as a total lunar eclipse will occur. Learn interesting facts about the night sky, the moon and observe a lunar eclipse happening right before your eyes.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 16th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: September 27, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In The Princess and the Frog, a poor girl called Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant. When a wealthy friend's father hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, an expert in black magic turns the prince into a frog. Prince Naveen persuades Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell; in return, he'll give her the money to open her restaurant. However, the kiss ends up turning Tiana into a frog! They both set out to visit a voodoo priestess whom they hope can turn everything back to normal. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-09-27 2015-09-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0eb3786f0.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 28, 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 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 28, 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 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 28, 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 2015-09-28 2015-09-28 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/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/fitness-walk Date: September 29, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tai-chi-class Date: September 29, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tai Chi for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/beginners-tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/beginners-tai-chiadults Date: September 29, 2015

Learn basic movements and the correct tai chi walk, which helps improve your balance.

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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 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: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 29, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

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

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: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 29, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d732af3799f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/abs-work-out Date: September 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 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[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/meditationtasha-valentin Date: September 29, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/le-petit-art Date: September 29, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Scrap Drop-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/food-scrap-dropoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/food-scrap-dropoff Date: September 29, 2015

We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden and will be accepting food scraps every Tuesday afternoon through November.

For more information about NYC food scrap drop-off site guidelines, email compost@nybg.org. Held at the Friends Compost Site: enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 29, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 29, 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 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 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[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/29/wetlands-tour Date: September 29, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-29 2015-09-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 30, 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 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/dancercise Date: September 30, 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 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 30, 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 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 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[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/recycletoart Date: September 30, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: September 30, 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 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/bryant-park-kubb-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/bryant-park-kubb-tournament Date: September 30, 2015

Kubb takes over the lawn during our single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. Pre-register with a group of up to 6 players; registration opens one month before the tournament and please check Tournaments in Bryant Park for registration details. On-site registration starts at 5:30pm if space allows.

Please check in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 5:50pm.

Read up on the rules here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d5a90c669c.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 30, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/30/sunset-pilates Date: September 30, 2015

Invigorate your muscles during a Pilates class with Body in Balance studio.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-30 2015-09-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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/2015/10/01/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/fitness-walk Date: October 1, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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/2015/10/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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/2015/10/01/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: October 1, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

All ages are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/nature-exploration Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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/2015/10/01/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/learn-to-draw Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 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/2015/10/01/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: October 1, 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 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/01/garden-crew-training-session Date: October 1, 2015

The Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the Garden Crew in their weekly workdays.

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-01 2015-10-01 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmers Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/farmers-market-friday Date: October 2, 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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2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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/2015/10/02/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/childrens-story-time-art Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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/2015/10/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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/2015/10/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/nature-exploration Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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/2015/10/02/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/seasonal-crafts Date: October 2, 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 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/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 2, 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 these 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 2015-10-02 2015-10-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/coffee-bark Date: October 3, 2015

Bring your pups to the Park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, and provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.66510009765625000, -73.97129821777344000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/esl-class Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/bird-walks Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/grownyc-greenmarket Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/esl-advanced Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/bike-path-cruise-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/bike-path-cruise-rides Date: October 3, 2015

Bicycling Basics is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bfd22cc0857.jpg Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/popup-audubon-fantastic-foliage Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/popup-audubon-ii-changing-seasons Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66144890612900000, -73.96604943275500000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/esl-intermediate Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 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/2015/10/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: October 3, 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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/compost-crew Date: October 3, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival Date: October 3, 2015

Celebrate World Hoop Day by dancing to live looped music by multiple talented artists. Bring your hoop and your sense of exploration and get down.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af4eaa1b22.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SkowheganPerforms at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/skowheganperforms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/skowheganperforms Date: October 3, 2015

SkowheganPerforms, now in its fifth season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the park’s landscape, public artworks, and inspired by Socrates’ unique outdoor setting and 15th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: October 3, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

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 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT