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Volume XXVIII, Number 5957
Friday, Oct 04, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

Saturday, October 5

Abingdon Square on Exhibit: From Farmland to New York City Greenmarket
at Abingdon Square, Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Randall's Island Fall Festival
at Randall's Island Park, Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
The Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its first annual Fall Festival at the Randall's Island Urban Farm.

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair
at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Bring your canine companions (on leash, please) for our annual celebration of the dog community in Central Park, including Best in Park events, an agility course, Canine Good Citizen testing, and micro-chipping. Come dressed for period-specific photo opportunities that commemorate “dogs through the decades.”

Chile Pepper Festival
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Chile Pepper Festival will offer a day full of fiery live music and dance performances, gastronomic treats, and activities inspired by the wide range of cultures all over the world that grow and use the chile.

Creatures of the Night
at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
As we begin to prepare for Halloween, view live animal demonstrations of local species that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations creatures posses to roam the nighttime.This program will include five live animals and an educator from the Tenafly Nature Center. Also, while you are here, check out the time of day puzzle exhibit and learn about nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular Greenbelt animals. This program is suitable for participants ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Edgar Allan Poe Readings for 164th Anniversay of Poe's Death
at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sign up for readings of Edgar Allan Poe's works for the 164th anniversary of his death. Sign up begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be limited to 20 readers.

Sunday, October 6

Free Tree Giveaway in Soundview Park
at Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Friends of Soundview Park and New York Restoration Project will host a free tree giveaway in Soundview Park.


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George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
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