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The Daily Plant : Friday, November 5, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Commissioner Benepe joined City officials and ING NYC Marathon sponsors to paint the race's blue finish line in Central Park on Wednesday.
Malcolm Pinckney

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
8:00 a.m.
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
11:00 a.m.
Crocheron Park, Queens

Hike the Midwood
1:00 p.m.
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

Marathon Concert
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Duke Ellington Circle, Manhattan

Nature Know-It-All
11:00 a.m.
Fort Totten Park, Queens

“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.”
Fred Lebow

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