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The Daily Plant : Friday, September 24, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Competitors face off in 2009's Chess-in-the-Parks tournament.
Malcolm Pinckney

Historic House Trust Festival
The Historic House Trust of New York City is celebrating its third annual Historic House Festival, September 24-26, 2010, at all 23 historic houses in its collection, sponsored by Con Edison and the History Channel. This year’s Festival, A Moveable Feast, will celebrate the culinary history of and contemporary food trends in New York City. Be sure to bring your appetite for history!

Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Enjoy a day of competitive chess at the tenth annual tournament at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A grandmaster will be there to play with challengers throughout the day, and there will also be chess puzzles for kids. Prizes will be offered to tournament competitors, including chess sets, trophies, and medals. All ages and skill levels are welcome to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

16th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament 2010
8:00 a.m.
Citywide

NYC Skate Marathon and 100K
8:30 a.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

28th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Food at Historic Richmond Town
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island

"Our Common Ground" Family Festival in Morningside Park
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Morningside Park, Manhattan

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raptor Day at Wave Hill
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wave Hill, Bronx

Nuts About Squirrels
11:00 a.m.
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Native American Festival
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Family Day
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Capt Tilly Park, Queens

Special Tour: Bike to Five Historic Houses!
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Manhattan

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
Mark Twain
(1835-1910)

Directions to Fort Washington Park

Know Before You Go

ParkFort Washington Park

The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is temporarily closed as we work with NYC DOT and Amtrak to repair the support structure and the surface decking. Repairs should be complete by mid-November depending upon weather and site conditions. Detour: If you are approaching the Amtrak bridge from the north, please use the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive to access local streets. You can re-enter the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. If you are approaching the bridge from the south, please exit the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. You can re-enter the Greenway via the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive. Please follow us @nycparks on Twitter or check this page again for updates as soon as we know when the bridge will re-open.

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