The Daily Plant : Friday, October 8, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
Register now for the third annual Scarecrow Design Competition—a celebration of the spirit of creative expression! By registering now at the Parks website, you will have the chance to display your work at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on October 30, and to win prizes! Prizes are offered in several age categories, and the winning scarecrow designs will be displayed after the event in the Arsenal Gallery, the only municipally-run gallery in New York City.
Open House New York
Take a look at some of New York’s architectural treasures in parks! Open House New York Weekend opens historical buildings and structures in all five boroughs to more than 300 tours and events on October 9 and 10. Many Parks Department properties, including mansions, gardens, and castles, will be on display. Some events are listed below, but visit www.nycgovparks.org/events for a full list of OHNY events in parks to get a peek of old New York or the city that’s yet to come!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Birding Club: There’s a Pretty Gull
Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Bronx
Halloween Hoorah at The New York Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Open House New York: Soldiers and Sailors Monument
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sailors and Soldiers Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
Circle of Friends Celebrity Basketball Clinic
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, Staten Island
Open House New York: Fort Totten
Fort Totten Park, Queens
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Staten Island Half-Marathon
Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Staten Island
Open House New York: The Arsenal
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Arsenal, Manhattan
Open House New York: Tour of institutions within Flushing Meadows Corona Park
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Canoe the Lagoon
The Lagoon (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Great Trees Walking Tour
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Port Richmond High School, Staten Island
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
Directions to Central Park
- NYC PARKS CELEBRATES VIBRANT FLORA IN PLANT PATTERNS EXHIBIT IN CENTRAL PARK
- FIVE ARTISTS EXAMINE THE NATURAL WORLD AND FOUND OBJECTS IN GROUP SHOW “OTHER HOMES”
- NYC PARKS’ POOLS AND BEACHES HIGHLIGHTED IN “SPF16: NYC POOLS AND BEACHES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY”
- Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary
- Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour
- Central Park: Olmsted's Vision
- It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks
- Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums