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The Daily Plant : Friday, October 8, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

An entry from last year's Scarecrow Contest.
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Scarecrow Contest
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 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
8:00 a.m.
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
1:00 p.m.
Fort Totten Park, Queens

Sunday, October 10, 2010
Staten Island Half-Marathon
8:30 a.m.
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
12:00 p.m.
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

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
Claude Monet

Directions to Central Park

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