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Volume XXVIII, Number 5989
Friday, Nov 22, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

Re-Opening of Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Saturday, November 23, 2013

11:00 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval East
(near 208th Street and Bainbridge Avenue)
The Bronx

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White will cut the ribbon on $5.2 million of
internal and external renovations of the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center.
Following the ribbon-cutting, NYC Parks will host a "Kids and Adult Fitness
Festival" featuring a variety of exciting activities inside the renovated Recreation
Center and outside in the surrounding park.

The $5.2 million project includes a new roof, exterior upgrades to the building's
façade, new windows, refurbished existing bathrooms, and two entirely new public
restrooms that are accessible from the park.

Additional improvements include a new HVAC system; an upgraded Computer
Resource Center with 8 PCs; a new fitness room with 28 pieces of cardio and
strength equipment; lighting and painting throughout the facility; new locker rooms;
new doors; and new tile, cork and rubberized flooring.

After the ribbon cutting, NYC Parks will host a "Kids and Adult Fitness
Festival." Partnering in the festival are the NYPD, FDNY, Montefiore Hospital,
Friends of Williamsbridge Oval, BuildOn, Corbin Hill Farms, America Group Health
Net, New York Red Bulls, New York Road Runners and the City Parks Foundation.
Activities include sports clinics, arts and crafts, fitness classes, and dance
performances. This festival is free and open to the public.

Gobble in the Greenbelt

Saturday, November 23, 2013

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Nature Center
700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Staten Island

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


"We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."

Indira Gandhi
(1917 - 1984)

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