Highbridge Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, October 3, 2014

This Weekend In Parks


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Saturday, October 4

Highbridge Hawk Watch

West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Bring the whole family and roam the winter woods in search of hawks with expert naturalist Mike Feller.

Dachshund Octoberfest

Washington Square Park, Manhattan

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Dachshund Friendship Club organizes this non-competitive social gathering of dachshunds and their owners as a celebration of the beloved dog breed.

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town

Decker Farm 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze.

Free shuttle bus.

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Tickets: $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.

Bike Ride! Celebrate Park Communities

Green Map System 220A E. 4th Street, Manhattan

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Catalyst Program at Partnership for Parks will highlight the East River Park community with a bike ride and a photography exhibition featuring portraits.

Sunday, October 5

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist

Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Queens

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

From Landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian’s work consistently expresses the artist’s vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Wheelchair Football League

Bulova Park, Queens

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Are you ready for some wheelchair football? Come out and play pickup wheelchair football every Sunday.

Birding: Fall Migration

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Raptor Fest

Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Experience the thrill of viewing New York’s premier predators, live and up close with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."

Christopher Morley

(1890-1957)

Directions to Highbridge Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

As of Tuesday, March 17, for the safety of our patrons, all recreation centers are closed to the public until further notice. We will be extending all memberships to our recreation center members to cover the length of time we are closed.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

ParkHighbridge Park

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Highbridge Park is now underway. This project will reinstate access to a 10-block stretch of the park, improve connectivity and pathways, and restore the historic Grand Staircase at Laurel Hill Terrace. The project will also improve safety and security with new park lighting, and improve ADA access. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

PlaygroundsSunken Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Sunken Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

PlaygroundsAdventure Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Adventure Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

ParkHighbridge Park

The Highbridge Park Water Tower is currently closed and undergoing reconstruction. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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