The Daily Plant : Friday, November 5, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
ING New York City Marathon
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s greatest road races. There will be 43,000 runners competing this year. If you’re not planning to join the race, then come to our parks all across the city on Sunday morning to cheer on your fellow New Yorkers and thousands of visitors from around the world! You can find maps, apps, race info and more on the ING New York City Marathon web page.
John Muir Day
Van Cortlandt Park is hosting its annual American-Scottish picnic on Saturday, November 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Scottish-Americans, family, and friends can help plant and restore the bucolic John Muir trail in the morning, enjoy a fine picnic at noon, and then hike the trail in the afternoon.
Saturday, November 6
Van Cortlandt Bird Club: The Woodpeckers
Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Bronx
Forest Restoration Planting Day
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Conference House Park, Staten Island
GreenThumb Workshop: ‘That Tree Saved My Life’ Game Show
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Wanaqua Garden, Bronx
Fall Foliage at Crocheron Park
Crocheron Park, Queens
Hike the Midwood
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Sunday, November 7
It’s My Park Day at Ferry Point Park
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Ferry Point Park, Bronx
Dyckman Street Stroll with Sidney Horenstein
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Northwest corner of Dyckman St. & Seaman Ave., Manhattan
Adopt A Tree!
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Duke Ellington Circle, Manhattan
Fort Totten Park, Queens
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.”
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