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The Daily Plant : Friday, December 3, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

The Van Cortlandt House Museum in the Bronx, pictured here, and the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn will host St. Nicholas Day events this Saturday.

St. Nicholas Day
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care for St. Nicholas Day! Come celebrate a visit from St. Nicholas at the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt House Museum or at Brooklyn’s Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum on Saturday, December 4. There will be refreshments, crafts, and (if you’re nice, not naughty), maybe even a visit from St. Nick!

Sit Volleyball Clinic
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is partnering with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, to offer a new sports clinic for individuals with physical disabilities. Activities are provided free of charge! Eligible participants include teens & young adults with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury, stroke survivors, amputees, or persons with other physical disabilities. To register for the Sit Volleyball clinic, which will be held this Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center in Queens, fill out the online form, send an email to or call 311.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wreath-Making Workshop
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Winter Tree ID
11:00 a.m.
Martling Pond, Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island

Big Apple Circus
12:30 p.m.
Damrosch Park, Manhattan

19th Annual Mommy & Me Double Dutch Tournament
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sorrentino Recreation Center, Queens

Christmas in the Colonies: Van Cortlandt by Candlelight
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt House Museum, Bronx

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Slippery Seals and Wintry Waterfowl
11:00 a.m.
Conference House Beach, Staten Island

Candle Rolling
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Manhattan

Views From the Past
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Central Park, Manhattan

Ho, Ho, Ho, Green Giant!
12:00 p.m.
Alley Pond Park, Queens

History of Playgrounds
1:00 p.m.
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

“I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.”
Johnny Carson
(1925 - 2005)

Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

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