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Volume XXVII, Number 5722
Friday, Oct 12, 2012

This Weekend In Parks

Learn to Swim
This week, Parks is offering online lottery registration for our fall Learn to Swim session. Classes are available for toddlers, children, and adults. Registration ends October 16, so sign up now at

Knowing how to swim makes you healthy and keeps you safe. To help teach New Yorkers to swim, Parks is offering free swimming lessons for people of all ages at our indoor pools. Saturday classes are available for toddlers (1½-5), children (6-17), and adults (18 and over); and weekday afterschool classes are available for children (6-17).

Classes for the fall are held during a 10-week session from October – January. Please make sure that you/your child are available for all classes.

Swim Team
And if your children have learned to swim, they can register for the Parks swim team. Practice with the best, and compete in meets, including the borough cup championship!

Team tryouts will be held on an ongoing basis through March 31, 2013. Swimmers will train for the Borough Cup Championship meet. Youths between the ages of 6 and 18 who can swim freestyle (front crawl) 50 yards in good form may try out for the team. Online registration is required for this program. To renew your membership or to try out for a team, please complete the online application at Feel free to contact the office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0 if you have any questions.

Saturday, October 13

MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway Event hosted by Brooklyn Bridge Park
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Fall Harvest Festival
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Highland Park, Queens

Rock-a-"Hallo" Blade: Rollerblading at Faber Park
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Faber Park Field House, Staten Island

Sunday, October 14

Birds of Van Cortlandt Today and Yesterday
9:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Delving into Dyckman Valley's Past with Sidney Horenstein
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

Nature Exploration Hike: Moderate
1:00 p.m.
Willowbrook Park, Staten Island


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Oscar Wilde
(1854 – 1900)
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